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James Gunn has revealed a poster for The Suicide Squad. Granted, it's an unofficial poster for the highly-anticipated DC Comics adaptation, but until something more official comes our way, this will have to do. Gunn, who wrote and directed the movie, recently wrapped filming on the blockbuster. Not long after, he shared this poster and, unofficial though it may be, if it's any indication, this is going to be quite unlike what came before.
Taking to Instagram, James Gunn revealed a poster for the cast and crew that was cooked up by artist John Sloboda. The poster is signed by various members of the cast, including Margot Robbie, who returns as Harley Quinn. It features a pile of weapons, including Harley's hammer, covered in blood at its center, with a bullet-filled version of the movie's title on top. Gunn shared the image with the following caption.'This artist John Sloboda does a poster for our great AD Pez at the end of every shoot he does, and then me and some of the cast on hand sign personal notes to the various ADs who on this film were fantastic, no one on a crew works harder under more pressure than they do. It's not an official poster but I think the artist did a great job. Don't ask me whose signature is whose. I can only figure out Margot's and mine and I don't know which actors signed it. #TheSuicideSquad.' The Guardians of the Galaxy director was brought on board by Warner Bros. to helm what was originally a direct sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad. While this movie will have connective tissue, it's been said repeatedly that this is not a sequel and will be more of a soft reboot. Plot details, for the time being, are kept tightly under wraps. Though, Gunn did previously say that it's his favorite script that he's ever written.
Joel Kinnaman Rick Flag, Jai Courtney Captain Boomerang and Viola Davis Amanda Waller are set to reprise their roles from Suicide Squad, in addition to Margot Robbie. New cast members include Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Nathan Fillion, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Peter Capaldi and Michael Rooker. Elba was originally brought on board to replace Will Smith as Deadshot, who couldn't return due to scheduling conflicts. It was later decided that Elba would play a different role entirely.
Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, was released in 2016 and proved to be a major financial success, grossing $746 million worldwide. It even won an Oscar, believe it or not. But the movie failed to connect critically. Given DC's recent hot streak, the studio was looking to course correct a bit moving forward. The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021. Be sure to check out the poster for yourself from James Gunn's Instagram.
As production delays continue to affect the movie business, many high profile 2021 titles are likely to have their release dates pushed back. This includes two of next year's most anticipated blockbusters, The Batman and The Matrix 4. There are also plenty of other issues that are cropping up as a result of the production delays brought on by the current situation the world finds itself in. With that, Hollywood will be in problem-solving mode for the foreseeable future.
A new report was recently released that details some of the issues that have resulted from the delays. The Batman, The Matrix 4 and other major blockbusters, such as Netflix's Red Notice, Dwayne Johnson's latest, had to pause filming in the interest of public health. Originally, production was paused for two weeks by Warner Bros., but now it's expected that many of these productions won't see people going back to work until late April or even May. That could make it challenging for these movies to meet their previously scheduled release dates.
The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson as our new Caped Crusader, is currently slated to arrive on June 25, 2021. Director Matt Reeves had been shooting for weeks in London already when production first shut down. The Matrix 4, meanwhile, which brings back both Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, is set to arrive on May 21, 2021, as it stands. If it gets delayed, that will cancel the Reeves vs Reeves matchup we had going on at the box office next year, as John Wick 4 was also scheduled to come out that same day. Unfortunately, that fascinating showdown seems highly unlikely at this point.
These are just a few examples. Other massive franchise entries such as Jurassic World: Dominion and Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have also had to hit the pause button. Another issue that has come up is scheduling with actors. Other projects that are slated to begin filming later this year also have actors that are committed to some of these delayed projects. Scheduling is going to become a major problem moving forward, once things return to some semblance of normalcy. When that is will depend largely on when local and federal governments deem it safe for people to begin gathering in large groups again.
The silver lining is that studios could easily fill these release dates with other delayed movies. No Time to Die and F9 have already locked in new dates after being pushed back, but A Quiet Place: Part II, Mulan, The New Mutants, Black Widow and Minions 2, amongst others, will be looking for a new date on the calendar. Assuming movies like The Batman and The Matrix 4 do have to move, those dates could prove to fertile ground for one of the other previously delayed movies that were supposed to come out this year. We'll be sure to keep you posted as the situation develops. This news comes to us via Variety.
After recently wrapping filming on The Suicide Squad, James Gunn’s been taking self-isolation seriously, it seems. As has been the case for many people, social media’s been a key outlet for him during these long days and nights. Between recommending movies to stream and bringing us his dancing Baby Groot moves again, Gunn’s helping to keep spirits alive. However, things have taken an extra strange turn after Gunn randomly hopped into a debate over a hypothetical throwdown. It’s getting ugly.
This ruckus began when Twitter user KaciLouWho11 not-to-innocently began a poll that asked people to pick who would win a street fight: the characters of Muppets or Sesame Street? Oh boy.
Who wins in a street fight?
— Kaci Marie @kacilouwho11 March 19, 2020The replies began pouring in for this tweet, and people took the matter personally. Honestly, my natural instinct would be to root for the Sesame Street gang because Oscar the Grouch has a built-in weapon trash can lid, man on his side. Also, The Count’s freaking undead and is pretty darn clever, relatively speaking, so he’d be a formidable foe and team asset. Also, both Big Bird and Snuffleupagus have sheer size on their side. Yes, I do realize the Muppets crowd lends itself to more gleefully-executed chaos, but I think the street smarts of the other side would lead to ultimate domination. And the Guardians of the Galaxy director agrees.
“WTF. Too many people are voting muppets and forgetting what a natural born killer Snuffleupagus is,” Gunn tweeted. “Yes I KNOW Animal and Piggy are hardcore. But [are they] Oscar and Cookie tough? No. Absolutely not. Don’t fuck this up Twitter.”
WTF. Too many people are voting muppets and forgetting what a natural born killer Snuffleupagus is. Yes I KNOW Animal and Piggy are hardcore. But Oscar and Cookie tough? No. Absolutely not. Don’t fuck this up Twitter. Vote the Street. ???? https://t.co/ezGmkrHztx
— James Gunn @JamesGunn March 19, 2020Matter settled? Done and done.