It’s only fair that James Gunn would find himself talking to David Ayer about taking on The Suicide Squad. Much like Zack Snyder’s Justice League, David Ayer had a different vision for the Suicide Squad to what we saw in the theatrical release.
A recent Instagram Q&A revealed that Gunn has spoken to Ayer about his ideas and plans for his version of the movie. He said: “David Ayer is a great guy, we have discussed and I’ve told him what we’re up to with The Suicide Squad at least a little bit.”
Similarly, Ayer has also spoken in a great manner about Gunn, expressing confidence that he “will make something amazing” with The Suicide Squad. In the same tweet, Ayer revealed his frustration towards Warner Bros’ cutting down and reworking his vision for the original Suicide Squad.
James Gunn’s sequel will see the return of some familiar faces from the first movie, but will also have new characters/actors come in. Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie will be returning, Rick Flag by Joel Kinnaman, Amanda Waller by Viola Davis and Captain Boomerang by Jai Courtney. However, the new cast members consist of David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Daniel Melchior as Ratcatcher and Steve Agee voicing King Shark.
At the moment, it’s currently unknown what the roles of Idris Elba, John Cena, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn and Taika Waititi are but they are all confirmed to play a role in the movie. The cast is definitely very eccentric, but that’s what makes this movie all the more interesting. As we’ve seen previously, James Gunn is excellent at making superhero movies (Guardians of the Galaxy and Super) and surely this’ll be no different.
The Suicide Squad is being directed and written by James Gunn and will be hitting theatres on August 6, 2021.