Writer/director James Gunn reveals the shot in The Suicide Squad that gave him the most difficulty while filming the DC Extended Universe sequel.
Writer/director James Gunn reveals the shot in The Suicide Squad that gave him the most difficulty while filming the DC Extended Universe sequel. The follow-up to David Ayer’s similarly titled 2016 film saw Amanda Waller building a new Task Force X with returning members Harley Quinn, Rick Flag and Captain Boomerang and newcomers Peacemaker, Bloodsport, Polka-Dot Man, King Shark and Ratcatcher 2. The cast for The Suicide Squad subsequently featured the returns of Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney and the DCEU debuts of David Dastmalchian, Idris Elba, John Cena, Daniela Melchior and Sylvester Stallone.
Hitting theaters and HBO Max in early August, The Suicide Squad received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for its improvement over Ayer’s predecessor. Though it became the third-most-streamed film debut on HBO Max behind Mortal Kombat and Godzilla vs. Kong and the most-streamed DCEU title, it would become a box office disappointment, grossing $167.4 million against a production budget of $185 million. This hasn’t affected the relationship between Gunn and DC, however, as the filmmaker is preparing for the release of the HBO Max spin-off series Peacemaker in January.