James Gunn is coming back to screens in a big way in the next few years.
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” filmmaker is currently at work on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Suicide Squad,” a part-sequel and part-reboot of the 2016 David Ayer film which he’ll shoot before segueing into a third “Guardians” feature.
Recently, Gunn went on Instagram to post answers to some fan questions and was asked what his most challenging filmmaking experience. In the process he revealed that ‘Squad’ has been the most fun for him so far – mostly because of the lack of external pressure:
“They’re all challenging. ‘Super’ was physically brutal – so much movie and so little time to shoot it. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1’ was scary because I didn’t know if people would get the vibe. ‘Vol. 2’ was the hardest because of my mental state. ‘The Suicide Squad’ is the most complex and biggest but also the most fun so far. So I guess overall ‘Vol. 2.’”
He went on to say that it wasn’t Warners who offered him “The Suicide Squad,” rather it was he who picked the property after they effectively game him a choice: “I was basically offered whatever I wanted. I most wanted to do ‘Squad’.”
After that film is done, ‘Guardians 3’ is next – a project he’s already done a bunch of script work on. As part of the same session, he was asked if his brother Sean Gunn’s character of the Ravager Kraglin will feature in the new film to which he says: “I have big plans for Kraglin but you’ll have to wait and see what!.” He also hints that we should expect a major character death or two in the new film.
“The Suicide Squad” will hit cinemas on August 6th 2021.