The Suicide Squad Has Wrapped Filming

The Suicide Squad Has Wrapped Filming

The Suicide Squad Has Wrapped Filming

James Gunn Announces That The Suicide Squad Has Wrapped Filming

For James Gunn, production on The Suicide Squad was a period marked by countless highs and lows. But today, his work on the upcoming sequel/reboot has hit a new milestone. Gunn took to Instagram to share that the film has completed principal photography. He also took some time to reflect on the last few months.

Gunn’s experience on The Suicide Squad was bookended by two significant losses in his life. Regardless, he admitted that in spite of everything, it was “the most fulfilling time [he’s] ever had making a movie.” You can check out his full statement below.

James Gunn, director of the upcoming The Suicide Squad, says the film will use practical costumes instead of CGI ones. The Suicide Squad serves as a soft reboot of the property following the critical misfire that was 2016’s Suicide Squad. While that film was a box office hit, it failed to connect with viewers and was panned by critics. To revitalize the franchise, Warner Bros. brought Gunn on to write and direct after he was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (though he has since been rehired).Plot details are largely unknown, though fans have tried to draw conclusions based on teases from Gunn, set photos, and the lengthy cast list. Returning cast members from the 2016 film include Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, and Viola Davis. Beyond them, there will be lots of fresh faces joining the DC universe, including John Cena, Idris Elba, Taika Waititi, Nathan Fillion, Alice Braga, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson and Peter Capaldi. Early set photos showed Fillion and Davidson in costume, leading fans to speculate about what could happen in the film.

In this age of superhero movies, it’s not uncommon for films to use CGI to create some characters’ suits. A notable example of this is Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, whose suit often has to be CGI-ed for action sequences. A common criticism aimed at superhero films is that they have a tendency to rely on a lot of visual effects. While it’s necessary in some sequences, it can make for a negative moviegoing experience if audiences feel there is too much. It’s nice to know that Gunn will try to avoid using CGI for elements that might not necessarily need it. Gunn has previously said The Suicide Squad will have more practical effects and sets than any of his previous films.

Gunn’s involvement with The Suicide Squad has given fans some hope that it will be better than the previous film. Kinnaman has said Gunn’s script is more comedic than Suicide Squad, which is refreshing news since one of the complaints people had towards Suicide Squad was that its tone was all over the place. Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy films are often considered among the best MCU films, so hopefully he’ll be able to recreate that magic for The Suicide Squad.

Key Release Dates
  • Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) (2020)Release Date: Feb 07, 2020
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)Release Date: Jun 05, 2020
  • The Batman (2021)Release Date: Jun 25, 2021
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)Release Date: Aug 06, 2021
  • Black Adam (2021)Release Date: Dec 22, 2021
  • Shazam 2 (2022)Release Date: Apr 01, 2022
  • DC Super Pets (2022)Release Date: May 20, 2022
  • Aquaman 2 (2022)Release Date: Dec 16, 2022

The Suicide Squad began filming back in September. Warner Bros. memorably hired Gunn to direct the follow-up to David Ayer’s original Suicide Squad shortly after Disney and Marvel fired him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over lewd tweets he posted several years ago. Gunn was subsequently rehired for Guardians 3, and he will begin working on that film once post-production for The Suicide Squad is finished.

The Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 6, 2021.

Are you more excited to see the movie now that filming has wrapped? Let us know in the comment section below!

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