Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

Your Explosive First Look at James Gunn's The Suicide Squad Is Here

This movie is going to be crazy weird. Here’s John Cena as Peacemaker.
This movie is going to be crazy weird. Here’s John Cena as Peacemaker.
Photo: Warner Bros.

They might be the bad guys, but they’re the right ones for the job. DC Fandome us our first look at James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad in the form of an extended behind the scenes video. It sees the return of some of DC’s coolest anti-heroes alongside a new wave of baddies ready to do whatever it takes to save their skin.

Advertisement

The Suicide Squad been described as a “reimagining” of the anti-hero story, rather than being a sequel or reboot to 2016's Suicide Squad. And, while the video doesn’t quite explain how some of director David Ayer’s stars are coming back, we do find out it’s a period piece set in the Seventies. The movie sees the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, following her solo adventure in Birds of Prey, as well as Viola Davis as Amanda Walker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag. As well as a huge new set of characters.

Advertisement

Here’s the footage:

Gunn recently shared that post-production is well underway and should be on schedule, in spite of the novel coronavirus pandemic. If everything goes according to plan, The Suicide Squad is set to come out on August 6, 2021.


For more, make sure you’re following us on our Instagram @io9dotcom.

Advertisement

Video Editor and Staff Writer at io9. My doppelganger is that rebelling greeting card from Futurama.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

JimmyBoots
Jimmy Boots

And, while the video doesn’t quite explain how some of director David Ayer’s stars are coming back, we do find out it’s a period piece set in the Seventies.

I don’t think they mean that it’s a literally 70s war movie, just the feeling of it.