Director James Gunn revealed an impressive gift that The Suicide Squad star David Dastmalchian gave him after wrapping on the DC film.
There’s still over a year to go until James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad arrives in theaters, but the director revealed that one of the stars in the film gave him a stunning gift after the actor had wrapped on the film. David Dastmalchian gave Gunn an incredibly thoughtful gift that’s filled with references to many of the films he’s brought to life. The star commissioned his own frequent collaborator Lukas Ketner to create the stunning homage to James Gunn’s films.
The art incorporates characters from across James Gunn’s body of work from Slither, Guardians of the Galaxy, Super and The Suicide Squad. The art even includes a touching reference to Gunn’s beloved canine companion, Von Spears, who sadly passed away recently. Gunn thanked The Suicide Squad star David Dastmalchian on Instagram while also mentioning that he’s been “amazing to work with.” The director also explained that he’s excited for fans to see what the pair have been working on in the film.
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And that’s a wrap on @dastmalchian who gave me this amazing art by @lukas.ketner as a wrap gift! I happened to be wearing my @countcrowley T-shirt (Dave and Lukas’s great comic series). Thanks David – you’ve been amazing to work with in every way. I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve cooked up. ❤️ #thesuicidesquad #countcrowley
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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. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.
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.