‘The Suicide Squad’ First Look: James Gunn Unveils Explosive Set Footage From ‘Gritty 1970s War Movie’

James Gunn is beloved among superhero movie fans for directing “Guardians of the Galaxy” and its “Vol.

2” sequel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he’s jumping ship temporarily to the DC Extended Universe for the upcoming “The Suicide Squad.” Gunn attended today’s virtual DC FanDome convention alongside his cast members such as Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, and Viola Davis, among others, to debut first-look images and footage from his latest comic-book tentpole.

The movie is billed as a gritty 1970s war movie combined with Gunn’s comedic sensibilities.“The Suicide Squad” is a standalone sequel to David Ayer’s 2016 movie “Suicide Squad,” which is memorable for introducing Robbie’s fan-favorite turn as Harley Quinn.

While Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” was a box-office blockbuster that earned more than $740 million worldwide, the film received critical pans across the board, and was one of the worst-reviewed films of 2016.


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