Director of Suicide squad, James Gunn compares his upcoming release to his work on the Guardians of the Galaxy movies
James Gunn is currently the only director who can say he’s worked for The Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extendend Universe. As such, it is inevitable that comparisons will be made between The Suicide Squad and his previous work on Guardians of the Galaxy, especially since both feature a group of little-known irreverent heroes from both universes. Despite the comparisons, Gunn says the two franchises couldn’t be more different from each other.
When it comes to Suicide squad, Warner Brothers let James Gunn have free rein (which is very hard to tell these days), and the end result is an R-rated film that is expected to be a box office success, a far cry from Guardians of the Galaxy of Disney dedicated to a little more familiar audience. Much of that, Gunn says, is the insanity of the movie.
“I mean, it’s a much, much, much rougher movie than Guardians of the Galaxy. Everything is almost completely practical. The sets are the largest I’ve ever used in almost any movie, increasingly visual “Gunn told ComicBook.com. “I was able to count on all the department heads that I’ve used in other movies and just make the best of them, and Dan Sudek, who’s doing our special effects, what he was saying this morning, is doing more special effects, more special effects. live in this movie than all the Marvel movies he’s done together, which is each and every Marvel movie that was filmed in Atlanta. So it’s a much more solid movie, you know, darker. Gorier. It’s fatter.”
Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran said it is a much stronger film compared to Guardians of the Galaxy.
“Obviously, you still have a King Shark and a Weasel, but it’s so ingrained in the real world. He is so ingrained in Earth rather than the space operative that he is Guardians. So that and the fact that he’s a lot braver that he’s R rated, and the way he’s filmed, as you’ll see, is very different from Guardians. “ Safran added. “He is not as smooth or skilled as Guardians. It’s much dirtier, grittier, and rougher only in terms of the camera with the same fantastic DP, Henry Braham. But it really brought a completely different language, and I’m sure James will talk about this when he does speak to him. It is a very different language with the movement of the camera that he wanted for this film. So no, I don’t think there was any doubt that it was just DC’s version of Guardians. “
About The Suicide Squad
Welcome to Hell, also known as Belle Reve, is the prison with the highest death rate in the US of A. There are the worst Super Villains who will do anything to escape, including joining the super-secret and murky TaskForce X. Today’s mission: act or die. And to achieve this you have to gather a group of supervillains including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psychopath, Harley Quinn. Then you have to equip them with all possible weapons and drop them (literally) on the remote island of Corto Maltés, infested with enemies. There, the Squad makes its way through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces. On their search and destroy mission, the only sensible one is Colonel Rick Flag but they have Amanda Waller’s government technologists tracking their every move. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their enemies, a teammate, or Waller herself). If someone wants to get rich, they must bet against them: against all of them.
The film stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Joaquín Cosio, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, NathanFillion, Steve Agee, Sean Gunn, MaylingNg, FlulaBorg, Jennifer Holland and TinasheKajese, with Sylvester Stallone, and Viola Davis.
James Gunn directs his own script, based on DC characters. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Peter Safran, with ZackSnyder, Deborah Snyder, Walter Hamada, Chantal NongVo, Nikolas Korda and Richard Suckle serving as executive producers.
The Suicide Squad opens in theaters and on HBO Max on Friday, August 6.