A new teaser for James Gunn’s upcoming film, The Suicide Squad has revealed our first look at the film’s version of the DC Supervillain, Calendar Man.
To call the cast of The Suicide Squad unexpected might be underselling it. During last year’s DC FanDome event, the supervillain roster of the upcoming film was officially revealed and had more than a few surprises. This included a wide range of DC Comics antagonists that you likely never heard of before the reveals. One that you may have heard of, on the other hand, has seemingly been pushed to the margins.
In the film, James Gunn’s brother, Sean Gunn will be portraying the Batman villain, Calendar Man. While not one of the Caped Crusader’s A-List antagonists, the character has had his share of notable appearances in the franchise. The character gets his name by staging crimes of various degrees on certain notable days of the year. This will mark the first time the character has been played in live-action, although how great of a role he will play in the film is currently unknown.
In a new teaser for The Suicide Squad, we get a brief glimpse of Sean Gunn as Calendar Man who appears to be locked up in Belle Reve. You can see the full video below:
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What role do you think Calendar Man will play in the upcoming film? Would you like to see him join Task Force X? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
You can check out the synopsis for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad below:
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
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 is currently scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film as we learn it and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!