Entertainment James Gunn reconnected with Marvel one day after agreeing to make 'The Suicide Squad' for DC

13:15  30 october  2020
13:15  30 october  2020 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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The Suicide Squad 's James Gunn revealed that his return to Marvel happened the day after he signed on for the DCEU film. During the summer of 2018, Gunn was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after offensive tweets he made regarding rape and pedophilia several years prior were

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James Gunn got the call from Marvel to return to the MCU fold just one day after he agreed to take the helm of DC team-up movie The Suicide Squad.

a man standing in front of a building: James Gunn attends the premiere of Disney And Marvel's 'Ant-Man And The Wasp' on June 25, 2018. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) James Gunn attends the premiere of Disney And Marvel's 'Ant-Man And The Wasp' on June 25, 2018. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

The filmmaker signed on to cross the floor and work with DC after he was sacked by Marvel in the wake of distasteful old tweets, which were rediscovered and brought to attention online.

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His return to Marvel to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3was announced in March 2019, but by then he had agreed to board the sequel to 2016’s critically panned Suicide Squad, taking over from David Ayer.

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James Gunn has kicked off production on The Suicide Squad and marked the occasion with a string of social media posts. The director started by sharing a collage book filled with pictures from his time making the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, which was a gift from various members of the Marvel

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“It was a happy ending, but it was also scary, because I actually got the call from [Disney chairman] Alan Horn long before it was announced; it happened literally the day after I agreed to do The Suicide Squad,” said the 54-year-old.

Gunn then contacted Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige to update him on the situation and Feige asked if he was making a Superman film — which Gunn has said he rejected in favour of taking on The Suicide Squad.

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The director said that, despite the rivalry between the two studios, Feige has proved adept at keeping quiet about The Suicide Squad secrets.

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James Gunn has proven he isn’t here for the Marvel and DC rivalry after he shared a sweet message about The director for upcoming DC flick The Suicide Squad shared a sweet scrapbook gift he’ d received from pals at Marvel The director added: ‘As I ’ve said so many times, at the end of the day

James Gunn 's rehiring for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' automatically makes ' The Oh, and after being tossed out of the MCU, James Gunn found himself working for DC Films. The Suicide Squad movie (which sees Idris Elba replacing Will Smith and a mostly new crew of DCU baddies joining Task

“Kevin knew who all those characters were for months before we revealed them at DC FanDome,” Gunn said.

“He still knows who the villain is. I think he’s pretty trustworthy with his NDA.”

Idris Elba et al. wearing costumes: James Gunn has assembled an enormous cast for 'The Suicide Squad'. (Credit: DC/Warner Bros) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK James Gunn has assembled an enormous cast for 'The Suicide Squad'. (Credit: DC/Warner Bros)

The Suicide Squad will not be a strict follow-up to Ayer’s 2016 take on the characters, though stars including Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag will show up again.

New additions to the ensemble include John Cena, Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, Pete Davidson, Flula Borg and Alice Braga.

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Jai Courtney is also back in the cast as Captain Boomerang and said the film will wow fans with its oddball approach.

He said: “It’s different, man, but people are gonna have a ball with it. I hope it’s massively successful.”

The Suicide Squad has finished shooting and is due to be released in August 2021.

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