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The Suicide Squad
Attribution Information
Directed by James Gunn
Produced by Charles Roven
Michael De Luca
Peter Safran
Walter Hamada
Chantal Nong
Zack Snyder (Exec.)
Deborah Snyder (Exec.)
Written by Story
James Gunn
James Gunn
Music by John Murphy
Production Information
Distributor DC Films
Warner Bros.
Cruel & Unusual Films
The Safran Company
Budget TBA
Revenue TBC
Release Date August 6, 2021
Duration TBA
Chronological Information
Preceded by Wonder Woman 1984
Followed by Black Adam

The Suicide Squad is a American film based on the DC Comics supervillain team Suicide Squad.

It's the tenth installment in the DC Comics' Extended Universe and was released theatrically overseas and in safe theaters in the US while simultaneously streaming on HBO Max on August 6, 2021.


"Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Bell Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out — even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today's do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone's favorite pyscho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese."



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Behind the Scenes[]


In March 2016, it was announced that Warner Bros. would bring Ayer and Smith back for a sequel, to be shot in 2017. The following month, Ayer expressed an interest in making the sequel R-rated. On December 13, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter announced that a Suicide Squad sequel is officially under development. On February 15, 2017, Mel Gibson, Ruben Fleischer, Daniel Espinosa, and Jonathan Levine are in talks to direct the sequel to Suicide Squad. [1][2] The next day, Variety's Justin Kroll tweeted that if Gibson wants to direct the sequel, it's his.[3] [4] [5] [6] On March 15, 2017, Adam Cozad was hired to write the screenplay for the script.[7] Deadline reported that Jaume Collet-Serra is the new frontrunner for the sequel with Smith and Robbie set to return. Zak Penn turned in the recent story treatment of the film with the new script being written. Warner Bros hopes to have production on the film started by March of 2018 [8] [9] [10] On September 6th, 2017 Gavin O'Conner has signed on to write and direct the film with Anthony Tambakis co-writing with him and production is hoping to start production in the Fall of 2018 due to the actors busy schedules. [11] [12] On January 11, 2018, Michael De Luca was announced to have joined Suicide Squad as a producer with Charles Roven. With the announcement of Birds of Prey  fast-tracking production it's been said that production on Suicide Squad 2 is on hold so Birds of Prey can film, however, if everything goes right, the film could begin production right after Birds of Prey finishes. [13] [14] On June 7, 2018, Todd Stashwick announced on DC Movie News he was co-writing Suicide Squad 2 with O’Connor and David Bar Katz, which Hollywood Reporter also corroborated on June 8, 2018. [15] [16] On October 9, 2018, The Wrap, and Hollywood Reporter revealed that Gavin O’Connor had left the project after growing frustration over his script and Birds of Prey having a similar story and the project being delayed for the other so he decided to leave to focus on his other project, The Has-Been. Now James Gunn is locked in to rewrite the film in a brand new take and possibly eyes to direct the film. [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] On January 30, 2019 it was announced that Suicide Squad 2 will release on August 6, 2021 under the new title The Suicide Squad. [22] As well as James Gunn in talks to direct the film with the intent to “relaunch” the squad with possibly new characters.[23] On March 6, 2019, Idris Elba was announced to be in talks to replace Will Smith as Deadshot due to Smith exiting the film due to scheduling conflicts, with Robbie expected to reprise her role as Harley Quinn. [24] [25] [26] On March 29, 2019, Jai Courtney confirmed his return to the film as Captain Boomerang. [27] On April 17, 2019, John Cena was reported by Variety to be in talks to join the film, the role could be Peacemaker. [28] On April 29, 2019, David Dastmalchian has been announced to play Polka-Dot Man. [29] On April 30, 2019, Daniela Melchior was announced to be in talks to play a genderswapped Ratcatcher in the film. [30] On July 10, 2019, Storm Reid joined the cast as Elba's character's daughter. [31] On September 13, James Gunn announced the full cast for the film and the logo. [32]


Production is set to begin in September in Atlanta, Georgia under the working title “El Dorado”. [33] [34] [35] On September 20, 2019, James Gunn revealed on his Instagram page that filming for The Suicide Squad has officially begun. [36] On February 28th, 2020, filming for the film concluded in Panama.

Critical Reaction[]





  1. http://variety.com/2017/film/news/suicide-squad-2-director-mel-gibson-jonathan-levine-ruben-fleischer-1201989606/
  2. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warner-bros-courts-mel-gibson-suicide-squad-sequel-974436
  3. [1]
  4. [2]
  5. [3]
  6. [4]
  7. [5]
  8. http://deadline.com/2017/07/suicide-squad-sequel-jaume-collet-warner-bros-will-smith-margot-robbie-1202126933/
  9. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/suicide-squad-2-shallows-director-frontrunner-direct-1020207
  10. http://variety.com/2017/film/news/suicide-squad-sequel-jaume-collet-serra-1202493040/
  11. https://www.variety.com/2017/film/news/suicide-squad-2-gavin-oconnor-writer-director-1202549203/amp/
  12. https://www.deadline.com/2017/09/gavin-oconnor-to-direct-suicide-squad-2-1202163066/
  13. https://twitter.com/krolljvar/status/986283768418848769
  14. https://twitter.com/krolljvar/status/986766221218430976
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7xjVuC8tvM&feature=youtu.be
  16. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/suicide-squad-2-gets-new-writers-sequel-1118407
  17. https://www.thewrap.com/james-gunn-suicide-squad-2-for-dc/
  18. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/james-gunn-tackle-suicide-squad-sequel-warner-bros-1150661
  19. https://deadline.com/2018/10/james-gunn-boards-suicide-squad-2-to-write-and-possibly-direct-1202479455/
  20. https://variety.com/2018/film/news/james-gunn-suicide-squad-2-1202974224/
  21. https://twitter.com/krolljvar/status/1049739066365763584?s=21
  22. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/batman-suicide-squad-sequel-set-2021-release-dates-1181432
  23. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/james-gunn-talks-direct-suicide-squad-sequel-1181436
  24. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/idris-elba-replacing-will-smith-suicide-squad-sequel-1191349
  25. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/idris-elba-will-smith-deadshot-suicide-squad-sequel-1203154025/
  26. https://deadline.com/2019/03/idris-elba-deadshot-suicide-squad-2-will-smith-replacement-1202570910/
  27. https://link.hollywoodreporter.com/view/518d53f9191b2a646dbcdf4d9s4cc.1i2/97f4ef40
  28. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/john-cena-suicide-squad-2-1203191618/
  29. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/suicide-squad-sequel-casts-david-dastmalchian-as-polka-dot-man-1205280
  30. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/daniela-melchior-ratcatcher-suicide-squad-sequel-1203201879/
  31. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/storm-reid-joins-james-gunns-suicide-squad-1223553
  32. https://twitter.com/JamesGunn?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  33. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/idris-elba-will-smith-deadshot-suicide-squad-sequel-1203154025/
  34. https://deadline.com/2019/03/idris-elba-deadshot-suicide-squad-2-will-smith-replacement-1202570910/
  35. https://www.productionweekly.com/production-weekly-issue-1134-thursday-march-7-2019-184-listings-41-pages/
  36. https://twitter.com/getFANDOM/status/1175178958532308992?s=20

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