‘The Suicide Squad’ Director James Gunn Speaks Out On San Diego Comic-Con Cancellation

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has shared his thoughts on San Diego Comic-Con being cancelled.

Yesterday, it was announced that the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con would be cancelled due to the coronavirus. While the organizers were hopeful that the Con could push ahead, it became increasingly clear that going forward wasn’t the right move. Thousands of people look forward to San Diego-Comic Con every year as it has become the hottest place for studios and companies to show off their latest films, projects, and products to a devout and caring fanbase. Filmmakers, like The Suicide Squad’s James Gunn, also have a chance to show off their latest works to a crowd of exhilarating fans!

Like all fans, James Gunn was disappointed that San Diego Comic-Con got canceled but he believed it was for the right reason. The Suicide Squad director took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the iconic convention closing down its doors for 2020.

Seeing as The Suicide Squad has completed filming and James Gunn is at home tinkering on the film, it would have been likely that we would have seen footage from the film at the San Diego Comic-Con. One can only imagine what other filmmakers and studios would have brought to the table if the convention were moving ahead. Regardless of how disappointing it is, safety is first, especially in a situation where over a hundred thousand people are in close contact with one another. Hopefully we’ll get to see Gunn and the rest of our favorite filmmakers at the 2021 San Diego Comic-Con!

What are your thoughts on San Diego Comic-Con being canceled? Are you excited to see James Gunn’s take on The Suicide Squad? Comment below and let us know!

The first film 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 Task Force X in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, the upcoming film 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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