The Suicide Squad director James Gunn got a gift from Jim Lee to commemorate his involvement with the DC Comics movie, but he can’t show you much of it.
Jim Lee is DC’s current co-publisher alongside Dan DiDio, but he’s most well-known for his long history of illustrating comics, including X-Men, Gen13, and WildCATs, among others. Recently, he’s given James Gunn a Christmas gift for his work on The Suicide Squad: a comic cover with him in it.
James Gunn was willing to share a snippet of it online, but there’s a catch: he can’t show you much of it due to the cover showcasing the costumes of the major characters, which they want to reveal through the marketing. James Gunn says that he’ll share the full thing once they reveal the cast, but for now, here’s what Jim Lee’s illustration of James Gunn looks like:
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Undoubtedly the most shocking Christmas gift I got this year was a big piece of comic book cover art by the great @jimlee he did after hanging with us for a few days on the set of #TheSuicideSquad. It features all of the characters from our movie, with a little tiny me in the background directing things. Unfortunately I can’t show you the art as it would reveal our characters and their costumes — well, other than the non-spoilery little tiny me in the background. But please remind me when the characters are fully revealed to share the whole thing with you guys. And especially – thanks Jim! What a great way to end what has been one of the best and most fulfilling years of my life working with you and all the folks on #TheSuicideSquad. ?❤️?
The Suicide Squad will wrap production early next year, after which James Gunn will shift his focus to editing the film and starting production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Suffice to say, next year will be quite busy for him, so perhaps this little gift from Jim Lee will help him power through it.
David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie 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: Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag.
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is expected to deliver a new take on the titular supervillain team, 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.
The Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 6, 2021.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along 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.
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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.