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The Suicide Squad is a 2021 American action fantasy film based on the DC Comics team of the same name. The film is directed by James Gunn and stars an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, and David Harbour. In the film, a secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
The production of The Suicide Squad faced several setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as Gunn’s conflict with Disney over his dismissal from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. was fired during pre-production but hired back three months later after he had been rehired by Disney. The first trailer for The Suicide Squad premiered during DC FanDome on August 22, 2020.
Who is starring in The Suicide Squad?
The Suicide Squad will feature an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, and Karen Fukuhara.
It follows a team of supervillains who are recruited by the government to carry out dangerous black ops missions in return for clemency. The film is an action fantasy that will see the group taking on various DC Comics characters including The Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and Killer Croc. This will mark Warner Bros.’ third attempt at launching a shared cinematic universe after Batman v Superman. The Suicide Squad has been in the works since 2016, with The Raid director Gareth Evans being attached to direct before he left over creative differences. The film is now helmed by The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
What is the Plot of The Suicide Squad?
The story of The Suicide Squad will follow a group of supervillains led by Rick Flag, who are recruited by the government to carry out dangerous black ops missions in return for clemency. The film is an action fantasy that will see the team taking on various DC Comics characters including The Joker, Harley Quinn and Deadshot.
The film will mark Warner Bros.’ third attempt at launching a shared cinematic universe after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. The director said that The Suicide Squad is not meant to be a direct sequel to the 2016 film but rather an “entirely new take on the property.” The movie has been described as “a superhero horror movie” by Screen Rant, and it was revealed that The Joker would not appear in the first trailer for The Suicide Squad.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 6, 2022
The movie will feature an all-star cast including Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney who are returning as their characters from the first film along with Viola Davis reprising her role as Amanda Waller while Idris Elba takes over for Will Smith in playing Deadshot this time around; other new additions include Michael Rooker (Guardians of The Galaxy) Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live).
What are the ratings of The Suicide Squad?
The movie has a rating of R for strong violence throughout, language and some sexual material. The Suicide Squad is scheduled to release on August 06 2021 by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film’s plot follows super-villains who are sent by the government to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for reduced sentences; it will depict an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn or Joker from 2016’s Suicide Squad with Will Smith reprising his role as Deadshot which he previously played, Joel Kinnaman returns too along David Ayer directing again after doing so before on this franchise’s first instalment titled simply The Suicide Squad (2016).
The film is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Geoff Johns, Jon Berg and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Adam Cozad and David Ayer. The Suicide Squad will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company. The cast also includes Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Karen Fukuhara as Katana. Jared Leto returns to play The Joker after his performance in the previous instalment.