While its ensemble roster of new and returning characters has been known for a while, the story for the highly-anticipated The Suicide Squad has gone mostly unknown for months now and finally in a new interview with Empire Magazine, new details have been revealed for the latest DC Extended Universe installment. (Via SlashFilm)
Producer Peter Safran revealed that the film will see the titular team head to a fake Latin American island named Corto Maltese, an island frequently used in the small-screen Arrowverse, and will establish the film’s overall goal for the squad as they “have to destroy a Nazi-era prison and laboratory named Jotunheim, where political prisoners were held and experimentations took place.” Gunn and Safran also revealed that the film is far bigger than the writer/director’s Guardians of the Galaxy films and implements far more practical effects than seen so far.
“It was becoming more and more bluescreen on my other movies, and it sort of bums me out a little bit to be spending three weeks on a set that is just a few painted purple rocks,” Gunn said. “But The Suicide Squad is a big film with so many practical effects. We were really building giant sets. Dan Sudick thinks he did more special effects on this movie than all the Marvel movies combined. And that really is true, because we’re crushing cars, we’re blowing up tons of stuff, we’re doing tons of squibs…we could do whatever we wanted. There are no rules in terms of sex and violence and things like that.”
As we already know, Davis, Robbie, Courtney, and Kinnaman will all play the same roles they had in the 2016 film, reprising as Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag, respectively. Michael Rooker will play Savant, Flula Borg will play Javelin, David Dastmalchian will play Polka Dot Man, Daniela Melchior will play Ratcatcher 2, Idris Elba will play Bloodsport, Mayling NG will play Mongal, Peter Capaldi will play Thinker, Alice Braga will play Solsoria, Pete Davidson will play Blackguard, Natha Fillion will play TDK, Sean Gunn will play Weasel, John Cena will play Peace Maker and Steve Agee will play King Shark.
The movie is written and directed by Gunn. Charles Roven and Peter Safran will serve as producers. Nik Korda is executive producing the movie.
The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6, 2021!