The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 12min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi
  • UK release: 30 July 2021

Confusingly-titled sequel to Suicide Squad.

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The Suicide Squad director James Gunn reveals alternate ending 'too dark' for final cut

21 Oct 2021

Film gossip

James Gunn has revealed his "dark" plans for a scrapped alternate ending to 'The Suicide Squad'. The 55-year-old filmmaker has admitted he almost killed off Daniela Melchior's character Ratcatcher 2 at the end of the DC blockbuster in a brutal exchange…

James Gunn was 'privileged' to write for Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn

16 Aug 2021

Film gossip

James Gunn found it "privilege" writing for Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn in 'The Suicide Squad'. The 55-year-old filmmaker has helmed the new DC Extended Universe (DCEU) movie and loved writing about the villain as he has long been a fan of the…

James Gunn's confidence has grown on film sets

9 Aug 2021

Film gossip

James Gunn has grown in confidence on movie sets after directing a number of superhero movies. The 55-year-old filmmaker has helmed 'The Suicide Squad' and the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' series and thinks his experiences have brought out his true self…

Margot Robbie gushes over The Suicide Squad sets

9 Aug 2021

Film gossip

Margot Robbie has praised the "insane" sets on 'The Suicide Squad'. The 31-year-old star reprises her role as Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) blockbuster and was full of excitement as director James Gunn was "exploding beaches like it…

Joel Kinnaman almost out of The Suicide Squad

8 Aug 2021

Film gossip

Joel Kinnaman was almost written out of ‘The Suicide Squad’. The 41-year-old actor was due to reprise his role as Rick Flag for the film but his shooting of Apple TV+ series ‘For All Mankind’ was due to take place at the same time as the movie, with…

The Suicide Squad

2 Aug 20214 stars

James Gunn delivers the goods with this superior standalone comic book sequel

Hoping to replace 2016's little-liked Suicide Squad in the collective consciousness, standalone sequel The Suicide Squad – part of the DC Extended Universe – does a much better job with similar, if far from identical ingredients. Returnees Margot…

James Gunn: I'm inspired by many art forms

19 Jul 2021

Film gossip

James Gunn takes inspiration from "many other art forms". The 54-year-old filmmaker – who recently helmed 'The Suicide Squad' – has revealed that one scene from his latest movie was actually inspired by a piece of artwork that he has at home. Alongside…

James Gunn: The Suicide Squad was creatively reinvigorating

18 Jul 2021

Film gossip

James Gunn felt "creatively reinvigorated" by 'The Suicide Squad'. The 54-year-old director has helmed the new DC Extended Universe (DCEU) blockbuster and welcomed the opportunity to work on a new movie after directing two 'Guardians of the Galaxy…

James Gunn says he'll shed tears at The Suicide Squad premiere

6 Jul 2021

Film gossip

James Gunn thinks he'll "break down in tears" at 'The Suicide Squad' premiere. The 54-year-old director has predicted he'll be overcome with emotion when he sees the much-anticipated movie on the big screen. He wrote on Twitter: "I’m afraid I’m gonna…

James Gunn reveals characters that didn't make the cut for The Suicide Squad

4 Jul 2021

Film gossip

James Gunn kept a "file folder of characters" that didn't make the cut for 'The Suicide Squad'. The 54-year-old filmmaker helmed the new movie, and he's revealed some of the characters he considered including in the much-anticipated movie, including the…

Margot Robbie: Harley Quinn is more independent

28 Jun 2021

Film gossip

Margot Robbie says that Harley Quinn is a more independent character in 'The Suicide Squad'. The 30-year-old actress reprises her role as the villain in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) sequel and feels the character has changed from previous films as…

Joel Kinnaman praises 'insane' The Suicide Squad

3 Jun 2021

Film gossip

Joel Kinnaman has described 'The Suicide Squad' as "insane". The 41-year-old actor reprises his role as Rick Flag in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) sequel and suggests that James Gunn's movie takes things to "another level" from its predecessor…

James Gunn teases The Suicide Squad's 'pop classic'

30 May 2021

Film gossip

James Gunn says a "pop classic" is set to feature in 'The Suicide Squad'. The 50-year-old director has helmed the much-anticipated new adventure movie, and he's teased some vague details about the film's soundtrack. James – who previously directed…

Margot Robbie hints at Peter Capaldi's role in The Suicide Squad

17 May 2021

Film gossip

Margot Robbie thinks Peter Capaldi will bring "gravitas" to 'The Suicide Squad'. The 63-year-old actor will star in the DC Extended Universe sequel as The Thinker and Margot – who reprises the role of Harley Quinn – is convinced the former 'Doctor Who…

The Suicide Squad's director James Gunn channelled '1970s war caper' films

2 May 2021

Film gossip

James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad' took big inspiration from "1970s war caper" movies. Producer Peter Safran has opened up on the direction the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' filmmaker took the comic book blockbuster, which is a continuation but not a direct…

Crude name convinced Pete Davidson to accept Suicide Squad role

8 Apr 2021

Film gossip

Pete Davidson took a role in 'The Suicide Squad' because of his character's crude name. The 27-year-old actor and comedian is to star in the DC Extended Universe sequel as mercenary Richard 'Dick' Hertz/Blackguard and revealed that he signed up for the…

James Gunn: Audiences can watch The Suicide Squad fresh

28 Jan 2021

Film gossip

James Gunn says fans don't need to watch 'Suicide Squad' before seeing 'The Suicide Squad'. The 54-year-old director has helmed the DC Extended Universe sequel but has informed audiences that they will not have to see the film's 2016 predecessor to…

Sylvester Stallone makes cameo in The Suicide Squad

16 Nov 2020

Film gossip

Sylvester Stallone has joined the cast of 'The Suicide Squad'. The 74-year-old action legend is set to reunite with director James Gunn, who he worked with on 2017's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2', as he joins the DC world in the upcoming anti-hero…

Joel Kinnaman: The Suicide Squad has lots of gags

14 Nov 2020

Film gossip

Joel Kinnaman has hinted that 'The Suicide Squad' will be a funny movie. The 40-year-old actor will reprise his role as Rick Flag in the upcoming superhero sequel and suggested that director James Gunn has taken a light-hearted approach to the DC…

'Anything can happen': James Gunn hints at The Suicide Squad character deaths

26 Oct 2020

Film gossip

James Gunn claims he was given free rein to kill off whichever characters he wanted in 'The Suicide Squad'. The 54-year-old actor has told fans "anything could happen" after taking to Twitter to ask which main characters in the movie – the forthcoming…

Jai Courtney hails The Suicide Squad movie

17 Oct 2020

Film gossip

Jai Courtney thinks movie fans will "have a ball" with the 'Suicide Squad' sequel. The James Gunn-directed film is slated for release in 2021 and Jai – who plays Captain Boomerang – believes fans will ultimately love the movie. He shared: "It’s a…

James Gunn makes Peacemaker spin-off series

24 Sep 2020

Film gossip

James Gunn is to helm a spin-off to 'The Suicide Squad' with John Cena. The TV series will focus on Cena's alter ego Christopher Smith/Peacemaker from the upcoming DC Comics blockbuster and will focus on the origins of the character. HBO Max have…

Joel Kinnaman: 'The Suicide Squad is an insane R-rated comedy'

19 Sep 2020

Film gossip

Joel Kinnaman says James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad' is an "insane" R-rated comedy. The 40-year-old actor reprises his role of Rick Flag in the upcoming movie and promised fans that it is "going to be a f****** monster". He told The Hollywood Reporter…

James Gunn: Idris Elba went beyond expectations on The Suicide Squad

7 Sep 2020

Film gossip

James Gunn says Idris Elba went "beyond expectations" on 'The Suicide Squad'. The director admitted penning the role of Bloodsport for Elba was one of the few times he had written a part for an actor he hadn't met, but he "couldn't be happier" with the…

James Gunn suggests Scooby-Doo and The Suicide Squad crossover

13 Jul 2020

Film gossip

James Gunn would love to see a 'Scooby-Doo' and 'The Suicide Squad' crossover movie. The director of the latter flick – which is due out in 2021 – took to Twitter to answer his followers' questions and whilst he said it would be impossible to do a…

James Gunn hints The Suicide Squad will be released in August 2021

10 Apr 2020

Film gossip

James Gunn has hinted 'The Suicide Squad' is still on course for an August 2021 release. Numerous films have had their release plans altered by the coronavirus crisis, but the superhero sequel – which finished shooting in February – has not been…

James Gunn had emotional time filming The Suicide Squad

3 Mar 2020

Film gossip

James Gunn has opened up on all the emotional challenges he faced whilst filming 'The Suicide Squad'. The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director began production on the sequel to the 2016 DC Extended Universe movie last year with Margot Robbie, Joel…

Marvel Studios didn't know James Gunn was directing The Suicide Squad

1 Mar 2020

Film gossip

Marvel Studios didn't know James Gunn was directing 'The Suicide Squad' when they rehired him to helm 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'. The 53-year-old filmmaker was fired as the director of the 'Guardians' franchise following the emergence of a series…

Nathan Fillion will always accept James Gunn roles

1 Mar 2020

Film gossip

Nathan Fillion will always say yes to James Gunn. The 48-year-old actor didn't hesitate when he was offered a role in 'The Suicide Squad', and he heaped praise on the filmmaker's skills as "an amazing storyteller" while admitting there was no chance of…

Nathan Fillion feels anxious about The Suicide Squad speculation

21 Feb 2020

Film gossip

Nathan Fillion feels anxious when people ask him about 'The Suicide Squad'. The 48-year-old actor has been cast alongside the likes of Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Jai Courtney in the James Gunn-directed movie – but Nathan is desperate to avoid…

John Cena 'blown away' by The Suicide Squad script

14 Jan 2020

Film gossip

John Cena was "blown away" by the script for 'The Suicide Squad'. The 42-year-old WWE wrestler-turned-actor has an undisclosed role in the DC Extended Universe blockbuster and admits the first time he read James Gunn's story for the action sequel to…

David Ayer turned down the chance to direct The Suicide Squad

9 Jan 2020

Film gossip

David Ayer turned down the chance to direct 'The Suicide Squad'. The 51-year-old filmmaker has revealed he passed up on the opportunity to head up the follow-up to his 2016 film as he wanted to focus on other projects. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director…

Peter Capaldi 'joins The Suicide Squad cast'

4 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Peter Capaldi has reportedly joined the cast of 'The Suicide Squad'. The former 'Doctor Who' star – who played the titular Time Lord for three season between 2014 and 2017 – is said to be lined up for a role in James Gunn's upcoming DC Comics sequel.

James Gunn to reveal The Suicide Squad news 'very soon'

2 Sep 2019

Film gossip

James Gunn is to "release some news very soon" on 'The Suicide Squad'. The movie's director responded to a user on Twitter who asked when fans can expect some more information and pictures from the follow-up to the 2016 DC ensemble movie 'Suicide Squad…

Taika Waititi in talks for Suicide Squad 2 role

28 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Taika Waititi is reportedly in talks for 'The Suicide Squad'. The 'Thor: Ragnarok' filmmaker – who also played Korg in both that movie and 'Avengers: Endgame' – is said to be holding negotiations for a role in the Warner Bros. sequel to the 2016 comic…

Nathan Fillion boards The Suicide Squad

26 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Nathan Fillion has reportedly joined the cast of 'The Suicide Squad'. The 48-year-old actor, who has a long-history with the movie's director, James Gunn, having previously starred in his films 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Slither' and 'Super', is the…

Flula Borg joins The Suicide Squad

20 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Flula Borg has joined the cast of 'The Suicide Squad'. The 37-year-old actor is set to star in James Gunn's follow-up to the 2016 DC ensemble movie 'Suicide Squad' – which is thought to be a reboot of sorts rather than a direct sequel – in an as-yet…

Storm Reid joins Suicide Squad

11 Jul 2019

Film gossip

Storm Reid has joined James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad'. The 16-year-old actress is set to play Idris Elba's on-screen daughter in the upcoming follow-up to the 2016 DC Comics ensemble movie 'Suicide Squad'. Elba, 46, will play a new character in the…

Joel Kinnaman to return as Rick Flag in The Suicide Squad

30 May 2019

Film gossip

Joel Kinnaman will return as Rick Flag in 'The Suicide Squad'. The 39-year-old actor is set to reprise his role as the US special operations forces specialist – whose relationship with June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) in the first film was the…

David Dastmalchian joins cast of Suicide Squad sequel

30 Apr 2019

Film gossip

David Dastmalchian has joined the cast of 'The Suicide Squad'. The 35-year-old actor is set to star as Polka-Dot Man in James Gunn's follow-up to the 2016 DC ensemble movie 'Suicide Squad' which is thought to be a reboot of sorts rather than a direct…

John Cena wanted for Suicide Squad sequel

18 Apr 2019

Film gossip

John Cena is reportedly being eyed for a role in the 'Suicide Squad' sequel. According to Variety, the WWE star-and-actor is reportedly in talks to join James Gunn's follow-up to the 2016 DC ensemble movie. It's not known what part he's wanted for, but…

Idris Elba to play new character in Suicide Squad sequel

7 Apr 2019

Film gossip

Idris Elba will play a new character in the 'Suicide Squad' sequel, rather than replacing Will Smith as Deadshot. The 46-year-old actor was previously believed to have signed on to the sequel of the 2016 DC ensemble movie as the gunslinging adversary of…

New Suicide Squad movie is a 'total reboot'

17 Mar 2019

Film gossip

The new 'Suicide Squad' movie will be a "total reboot". Producer Peter Safran has confirmed that the James Gunn-directed project will be a complete reboot of the much-discussed original film, which was released in 2016. Asked how excited fans should be…

Idris Elba 'in talks to replace Will Smith in Suicide Squad 2'

7 Mar 2019

Film gossip

Idris Elba is in talks to replace Will Smith in the 'Suicide Squad' sequel. The 'Thor' actor is said to be James Gunn and Warner Bros' first and only choice to take Smith's place after the 'I Am Legend' star, who played Deadshot in the 2016 DC ensemble…

Will Smith exits Suicide Squad sequel?

28 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Will Smith has reportedly exited the 'Suicide Squad' sequel. The 50-year-old actor played Deadshot in the 2016 DC ensemble movie which focused on the villains of the popular comic franchise, but according to reports, he won't be making a return as the…

Margot Robbie won't return as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad sequel

14 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is not expected to return in James Gunn's 'Suicide Squad' sequel. The 28-year-old actress – who is to star in her own DC Extended Universe spin-off movie 'Birds of Prey' – will reportedly not reprise her character for the…

James Gunn in talks to helm Suicide Squad sequel

31 Jan 2019

Film gossip

James Gunn is in talks to direct the 'Suicide Squad' sequel. The 52-year-old filmmaker – who was fired from 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' by Disney over controversial past tweets – looks set to helm the upcoming motion picture, after it was…

Kevin Feige backs James Gunn for Suicide Squad 2

8 Jan 2019

Film gossip

Marvel boss Kevin Feige has backed James Gunn to be a success for DC. It's said that the former 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director – who was fired by Disney over controversial past tweets – will step behind the camera for the upcoming 'Suicide Squad…

James Gunn's Suicide Squad could be a complete reboot

12 Oct 2018

Film gossip

James Gunn's upcoming 'Suicide Squad' movie could be a complete reboot. The acclaimed director was recently hired to write and direct the new movie, following his controversial exit from Marvel, and DC has teased fans about what they can expect from the…

James Gunn gets David Ayer's backing for Suicide Squad 2

10 Oct 2018

Film gossip

James Gunn has the backing of David Ayer to take over for 'Suicide Squad 2'. The 50-year-old filmmaker has praised Warner Bros. for the "brave and smart" decision to potentially place the former 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director – who was fired from…

Dave Bautista wants Suicide Squad 2 reunion with James Gunn

10 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Dave Bautista is keen to star in 'Suicide Squad 2' if James Gunn is at the helm. The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star has been outspoken in defence of the franchise's director – who was sacked by Disney ahead of the third movie over controversial past…

Suicide Squad 2 gets 2 new writers

11 Jun 2018

Film gossip

'Suicide Squad 2' has reportedly secured two new writers. The sci-fi film - starring Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith and Cara Delevingne - may have been hit with critical reaction when it hit theatre screens in 2016, but that hasn't stopped Warner…

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