The Suicide Squad Star Reveals James Gunn Almost Had to Write Out a Main Character

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn recently gave his first major interview since Disney fired him from the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, and it’s a great read. In the past, Gunn has been reluctant to talk to the press, but it looks like the director had a change of heart, and he spoke to MTV about his thoughts on the controversial firing, and the upcoming DC movie.

It’s been a year since the release of Suicide Squad , which has since become one of the most critically acclaimed superhero films of all time. The film’s star, Joel Kinnaman , has since opened up about the plot, saying that it would have been very different if Gunn had written it. “I can say that if James Gunn was still involved in the movie, we would have gotten a different tone,” Kinnaman told E! News. “This movie is very dark, and if James Gunn was still making the movie, it would have been much lighter.”

The Suicide Squad cast has been revealed, and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is the first to be unveiled. The question of whether Robbie will be playing the DC Comics villain or not is still up in the air. One of the less shocking aspects of the cast is that it appears to have one less female cast member than male, though that is not unusual for DC films.. Read more about bloodsport and let us know what you think.


Joel Kinnaman was almost unable to reprise his role as Rick Flag in The Suicide Squad due to a schedule issue. Kinnaman is returning in the DC Extended Universe as the commander of a new team of supervillains recruited by the uncompromising Amanda Waller, five years after portraying the all-American soldier in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad (Viola Davis). Kinnaman nearly didn’t appear in The Suicide Squad because of his part as astronaut Edward Baldwin in the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind, which had to film on a tight timeline to match director James Gunn’s Marvel Studios sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Kinnaman told The Hollywood Reporter “My manager, Shelley Browning, and my agents, Boomer Malkin and Andrew Finkelstein, certainly earned the agent Oscar for this since it was a very, really difficult scheduling issue.” “I also have to express my gratitude to [For All Mankind inventor] Ron Moore and everyone at Apple for their assistance.”

When it came to producing the solo sequel to Suicide Squad, Kinnaman said that Warner Bros was “in first place,” but “they couldn’t budge because it had such a huge cast.”

“So it was a very difficult scheduling issue,” the actor said, “and it took them many months to sort it out.” “People at Warner Bros really warned James, “We may have to rework this because the schedule isn’t going to work out.” So I was a little nervous, but they worked it out.”

Because The Suicide Squad is neither a straight sequel to Suicide Squad nor a reboot from the ground up, Kinnaman’s Rick Flag is reunited with Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) from the previous film. A new team of similarly disposable prisoners surrounds them, including the armored assassin Bloodsport (Idris Elba), peace extremist Peacekeeper (John Cena), gloomy Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), rat-controlling Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior), and man-eating King Shark (Daniela Melchior) (voice of Sylvester Stallone).

“It was obvious to me when I read The Suicide Squad. This isn’t the same person. It doesn’t seem like the same person, to be honest “Flag was entrusted with commanding Task Force X on a mission to stop his witch-possessed fiancée in Suicide Squad, according to Kinnaman. “So I determined early on that I wasn’t going to approach it as a continuation of my previous work. Then I spoke to James, who was totally on board with the notion of simply letting things happen on its own.”

He said, “The screenplay was so much its own thing, and I simply felt that being tied by what I did in the first picture would be more of a burden.” “So I simply decided to reimagine the character and let him be himself in this.”

The Suicide Squad, starring Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Sylvester Stallone and Viola Davis, is currently in theaters and available to watch on HBO Max until September 6.

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