Gunn, best known for Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has said what many are thinking with his recent interview declaring boredom when it comes to the superhero genre.
Talking about superhero movies in a recent interview with Gamesradar, Gunn said:
“They’re mostly boring to me right now!”
“I loved them at the beginning and there are still people trying to do different things with them, so it’s not a 100% rule, but a lot of them are boring. So I think it’s about bringing in other elements from different genres.”
“I loved the idea of making a supervillain war caper film,”
“Films like The Dirty Dozen and Where Eagles Dare, those are of different elements from the backdrop of war and the caper heist element, to the sneaking around, the high stakes, the adventure. It gave me a great excuse to be able to create a film a genre I’ve loved since I was a little kid, and do it in a big way and not have to hold back.”
When @JamesGunn says, “It’s going to be different from any superhero movie ever made,” he means it! See more in this official first sneak peek behind the scenes of #TheSuicideSquad! #DCFanDome pic.twitter.com/1uV9Ve4oeX
— The Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) August 22, 2020
In honor of Shark Week, Warner Bros. has dropped a new teaser for the movie focusing specifically on Sylvester Stallone’s King Shark, revealing some of his interactions with the other members of the group:
— The Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) July 12, 2021
The original Suicide Squad film was directed by David Ayer, who recently directed the crime thriller The Tax Collector starring Shia LaBeouf.
Gunn’s Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Stallone, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Peter Capaldi.
The Suicide Squad will premiere on HBO Max and in theaters on August 6th.