I know this news came out a few days ago, and I am late. However I wanted to share my thoughts on Warner Brothers officially hiring James Gunn, as the next director for the next Suicide Squad film titled The Suicide Squad and will be release on August 6, 2021.
My thought is it’s not a surprise since they hired him to write the next Suicide Squad movie last summer, a month after he was fired off of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 by Disney. I think this will be a huge win for Warner Brothers and for all comic book fans who’ve enjoyed James Gunn’s work on the Guardian of the Galaxy movies. Since Warner Brothers tried to emulate his tone with Guardians with the first Suicide Squad hiring Gunn as the writer an now director for this movie will have a huge interest for fans who like Suicide Squad.
Is The Suicide Squad a Reboot?
As of right now we have know clue the what vision or direction James Gunn has for the next Suicide Squad movie, only that it has a title “The Suicide Squad,” and it will be release on August 6, 2021. Its very obvious whatever direction Jame’s has with Task Force X , Warner Brothers supports it very much and is green lighting this project. I am willing to bet this Suicide Squad will be more of a relaunch than a reboot. I would not be surprise if Margot Robbie who is reprising her role as Harley Quinn in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie, is the only person back from the first movie. However I would not be surprise if Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman reprise their roles from the first one, because they did do a good job with the material they had to work with for their roles, in my opinion.
The good thing about Suicide Squad they can always change up the characters within the group. So it doesn’t mean we have to see Deadshot, and Rick Flag again in the next one. However Amanda Waller needs to be used in the next film, as she is a giant part in the Suicide Squad mythology from comic books. I am sure James Gunn will bring a different tone that it is not similar to Guardians of the Galaxy, but will still have a familiarity for the audience to recognized
When to expect to hear more news for The Suicide Squad?
I would tell readers to pay attention to late May 2019 for The Suicide Squad film casting announcements or news. James Gunn is producing a horror movie called Birthburn, that is set to be release May 24, 2019. I would believe James Gunn, will be being doing tours to promote his Birthburn horror film. I am sure he will do one or two trusting press interviews to help promote Birthbrun, and talk a little bit about The Suicide Squad.