James Gunn talks about The Suicide Squad and shares new photos.

The Suicide Squad

EW has shared a couple of new photos to share with you from DC’s highly anticipated film, The Suicide Squad. Director James Gunn also describes the film as “a war-caper movie with sh**ty supervillains.”

Producer Peter Safran also offered up some story details confirming what the mission is that these sh**ty villains have been recruited to do, “Corto Maltese has alien materials they’re trying to weaponize to use against the United States and the rest of the world. The Suicide Squad are told to go [there] and destroy Jotunheim, which is this giant fortress.”

Some of the cast members also talked about shooting the film, with Margot Robbie saying, “The first set we shot on was this beach. It was so amazing. Palm trees. An ocean with a wave machine in it. Pyrotechnics. Special effects. Explosions everywhere. It was like being in a proper, crazy war movie.”

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The Suicide Squad (L-r) DAVID DASTMALCHIAN as Polka-Dot Man, KING SHARK, DANIELA MELCHIOR as Ratcatcher 2, JOHN CENA as Peacemaker and IDRIS ELBA as Bloodsport

Idris Elba also talked about his character Bloodsport, saying, “He’s a real reluctant member of the Squad. He’s a bit grumpy. He’s not the warmest guy. Yeah, just playing myself, really.” John Cena then went on to talk about playing Peacemaker, “He has this moral code that seems skewed by the amount of violence he inflicts. It’s like f***ing for virginity – he’s fighting for peace.”

The movie also stars Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Steve Agee as King Shark, and Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, Michael Rooker as Savant, Flula Borg as Javelin, Nathan Fillion is T.D.K., Mayling Ng as Mongal, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, Alice Braga as Sol Soria, Sylvester Stallone providing the voice of King Shark, Joaquín Cosío is Mayor General Mateo Suarez, Pete Davidson is Blackguard, Sean Gunn is Weasel, Jennifer Holland is Emilia Harcourt, and Storm Reid is Bloodsport’s daughter, Tyla. Taika Waititi will also be in the film.

Here’s the synopsis for the film:

Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and- destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

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THE SUICIDE SQUAD (L-r) JOEL KINNAMAN as Rick Flag, JOHN CENA as Peacemaker, MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn, PETER CAPALDI as The Thinker and IDRIS ELBA as Bloodsport

The film has previously been described as a 1970s-style war movie. It has also been said that the Suicide Squad team will be heading on a mission to Corto Maltese so that they can recover something from a former German prison and laboratory. Producer Peter Safran previously explained:

“There they have to destroy a Nazi-era prison and laboratory named Jotunheim, where political prisoners were held and experimentations took place.”

The Suicide Squad is set for release on August 6, 2021.

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