James Gunn, even with much of the industry still closed, is one of the busiest people working in Hollywood right now.
Perhaps, the upside of him being temporarily removed from the third Guardians of the Galaxy due to a controversy that blew over, is that he got the job making the sequel to Suicide Squad a lot funnier. On top of returning for that third Guardians of the Galaxy.
He’s had a lot of time to arrange both of these monsters. Then, on Saturday, he teased that with the darker of the two, he’s really going to go for broke.
The filmmaker quote-tweeted a fan and podcaster who enthusiastically tweeted out the huge and mostly new cast of the semi-confusingly titled The Suicide Squad on the cover of Empire. And he had some surprising words in store: “What two characters do you think are most likely to survive #TheSuicideSquad?”
He elaborated in another tweet. “No character was protected by DC,” he wrote. “They gave me carte blanche to do what I wanted. That was one of the things we agreed to before I came to work for them. I wasn’t looking for shock value but I wanted the audience to know anything could happen.”
Of course, it’s unlikely that Gunn will kill off all but two of the two dozen or so characters. (And one of them, John Cena’s Peacemaker, is already getting his own TV spin-off, so he probably won’t eat it.) But he could still be pretty ruthless. So look out, new cast members like Idris Elba, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, and Michael Rooker — as well as returning vets like Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, and Jai Courtney:
Your character could meet a grisly death at the hands of a guy who cut his teeth working at Troma.