The Suicide Squad will have its own unique tone to the rest of the DC films according to director James Gunn.
James Gunn recently did a Q&A session on his Instagram page to entertain fans during the coronavirus quarantine and ended up revealing a little information about what to expect from The Suicide Squad when it arrives in August of next year. James Gunn frequently takes fans questions on social media, even outright shooting down one fan’s request for a dance-off in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 earlier this month. And although he didn’t go into too much detail about the sequel, it’s enough to reinforce the idea that The Suicide Squad will be a truly unique chapter in the DC universe.
The first Suicide Squad film followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. While the film was a box-office success, it was savaged by critics and currently holds a 27% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. James Gunn’s upcoming film is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad but the director has not specified what connections it will have to the first film beyond returning cast members.
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.