James Gunn announces shooting has wrapped on The Suicide Squad
It's mission accomplished for The Suicide Squad.
Director James Gunn announced Friday that shooting on his upcoming superhero film is now complete. The film's cast includes Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, and Jai Courtney, all of whom appeared in 2016's Suicide Squad, helmed by David Ayer. Gunn's movie also features newcomers Idris Elba, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, Taika Waititi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, and Pete Davidson, among others.
"And that’s a wrap on The Suicide Squad," Gunn wrote on Instagram. "My father died two weeks before we started filming and my dog died two weeks before the end. It was a hard, hard time in my life and yet the most fulfilling time I’ve ever had making a movie. The professionalism, talent, compassion and kindness of this cast and crew inspired me every day. Thanks to everyone involved in this film, in every stage of development, in every department — I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for you all. You are why I make movies."
Gunn has said Warner Bros. called him to consider tackling the Suicide Squad sequel within two days of his 2018 firing from Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise as a result of unearthed offensive tweets. “I don’t think I’ve had as much fun writing a script since maybe Dawn of the Dead,” he told Deadline. Disney later rehired Gunn to direct Guardians 3.