by jessica leon

The Suicide Squad is different from 2016's Suicide Squad, and according to Joel Kinnaman, the new film is "the film we set out to do."

There's a new suicide squad 


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Even though The Suicide Squad centers around much of the same crew, there are some major differences from the 2016 film. Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney return, but there are some new faces too. 

Not the same
Suicide Squad

Idris Elba (the man who put Superman in the hospital) joins as Bloodsport and John Cena is Peacemaker to name a few. The new film is said to be a standalone sequel. Events occur in the same universe, but it works to simply shed all memory of the original.


There were conflicting visions of what that film was going to be, and sometimes with these big budget studio films people start pulling at it from different directions, and then it doesn't end up going anywhere.

on the first suicide squad film

joel kinnaman

Clay Enos/Warner Bros.

In this film, they trusted who James is, everyone has confidence in his vision. It was a joy to shoot the film and what you see is very much the script, but then I was surprised [because] it just seemed there were more layers to it than I expected."

joel kinnaman

Jessica Miglio/DC Comics/Warner Bros. 

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