James Gunn Promises Practical Sets & Effects For ‘The Suicide Squad’

Director James Gunn has it made abundantly clear that his upcoming film The Suicide Squad will feature tons of practical sets and effects.

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn recently took to Instagram to showcase an interesting piece of behind-the-scenes footage from Guardians of the Galaxy. In the video James Gunn posted, we see about half a dozen voice actors screaming lines to the actors on the screen. The Suicide Squad helmer stated that this was done to make the sound more dynamic, essentially making the screaming at the characters more realistic. If you were to do it on set, it would get drowned out and have less of an impact.

You can check the video from The Suicide Squad director James Gunn below.

Fans of James Gunn commented how astounded they were at the lengths the director took to push forward practical effects. In a landscape where practical effects are casually being replaced by visual effects (which are often cheaper), James Gunn seems to really be focusing on the classical effects that make big-budget films so life-like and colorful. James Gunn responded to a fan’s comment by letting them know that the upcoming The Suicide Squad will feature more practical effects than all of his films combined. You can check the comment the Suicide Squad director made below.

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This is a pretty unsurprising comment coming from James Gunn, as some of his earlier pictures like Slither and Super were quite low-budget and primarily used practical effects. However, The Suicide Squad is deeply rooted in reality when compared to James Gunn’s space odyssey Guardians of the Galaxy, so perhaps his statement will ring true.

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The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the titular team.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.

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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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