‘Suicide Squad’ Director Says ‘DC Is Blessed To Have James Gunn’ For Sequel

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David Ayer, who directed 2016’s Suicide Squad, is incredibly confident in James Gunn’s ability to commandeer the 2021 sequel.

Since it was announced that James Gunn would be writing and directing The Suicide Squad, David Ayer has been incredibly supportive of his successor, noting that he’ll be first in line to see the sequel. David Ayer’s biggest regret with the first film was that Warner Bros. interfered with his vision, but given that DC Films is under new management now, he’s confident that they will let James Gunn make the movie he wants to make.

David Ayer also encouraged fans to be classy about the change in vision, as while some DC fans are on the fence about a Marvel director taking over the franchise, he continues to be supportive of James Gunn online. He explicitly states that DC got a great director for the project in the below Twitter exchange:

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David Ayer’s 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 sequel will see the return of four cast members from that film — Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag. James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the supervillain team in his upcoming movie, with Idris Elba playing a new character on the team, David Dastmalchian starring as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, and Steve Agee voicing King Shark. Other cast members confirmed for the ensemble picture include John Cena, Storm Reid, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Jennifer Holland, Pete Davidson, Juan Diego Botto, Alice Braga, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruiz, and Joaquín Cosío.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is one of many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The BatmanThe FlashBirds of PreyBlack AdamSupergirl and New Gods.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on David Ayer, James Gunn and the future of the DC Extended Universe!

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