Get ready Atlanta, Georgia – James Gunn’s “Suicide Squad” reboot is set to film in the ATL starting September 23rd through January 31st.
James Gunn will work as the writer and director for “The Suicide Squad” and will follow David Ayer’s 2016 film “Suicide Squad”. However, instead of being a sequel to the Ayer production, this is described as a new perspective to the franchise from the mind of Gunn that will feature a mix of new and old characters. Further, the project is very much rooted in Gunn’s creative vision, as seen in his “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies.
Viola Davis is coming back to play Amanda Waller, while Margot Robbie is set to reprise her role of Harley Quinn. Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman will be returning to play Captain Boomerang and Rick Flagg, respectively.
That said, Idris Elba will be replacing Will Smith but will play a new character and not Deadshot. Deadshot has been written out of the movie but may return in the future with Will Smith returning.
Several new characters will be introduced including King Shark, Ratcatcher, Polka-Dot Man, Peacemaker.
Warner Bros. will release the film on August 6, 2021.
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