In an emotional post on Instagram, director and writer James Gunn has revealed that shooting on The Suicide Squad has wrapped. The DC Comics-based film, a follow-up to 2016's Suicide Squad, saw Gunn come on board after he was unceremoniously ousted from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by Disney. He was eventually rehired, but his commitments to The Suicide Squad pushed the Marvel project back.
"And that’s a wrap on #TheSuicideSquad," Gunn wrote. "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."
Starring Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney reprising their roles from the 2016 film, The Suicide Squad appears to be going for more of a comedic approach. The casting would certainly indicate that, too, with Nathan Fillion, Pete Davidson, and Taika Waititi among the impressive list of supporting players.
Now that Gunn is busy working on the post-production side of The Suicide Squad, he will assumedly start working on Guardians Vol. 3 next. The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.