‘The Suicide Squad’ Director James Gunn Has Had Discussions With David Ayer

The Suicide Squad writer/director James Gunn has had discussions with David Ayer about his upcoming film.

On his official Instagram story, James Gunn was holding a special Q&A with his over 1.3 million followers. One of those questions asked him if he had discussed his plans for The Suicide Squad with David Ayer. Here is what James Gunn had to say about the matter:

“David Ayer is a great guy [and] we have discussed and I’ve told him what we’re up to with The Suicide Squad at least a little bit.”

David Ayer directed the first Suicide Squad which hit theaters in 2016. Although James Gunn’s upcoming film has been described as a standalone sequel, there will be the inclusion of numerous characters from David Ayer’s film including Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang and Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller among others.

Even if The Suicide Squad is expected to stand alone as its own film distinct from the vision of the previous film, it’s nice to hear that James Gunn and David Ayer have had discussions about the new film. It’s also nice to hear that James Gunn considers David Ayer a great guy, and is eager to tell a new Suicide Squad story with some of the characters introduced in the first film.

Are you encouraged to hear that James Gunn has discussed some of his plans for The Suicide Squad with David Ayer? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on James Gunn, David Ayer, The Suicide Squad and the future of DC Comics on the big and small screens.

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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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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