The Warner Bros. sort-of sequel to ‘Suicide Squad’ will see the return of second unit director and supervising stunt coordinator Guy Norris. He was part of the previous film from David Ayer, and will come back for this installment.
Norris was second unit director on the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell.’ As for supervising stunt coordinator, he was did the last two. Recently, he was regular stunt coordinator on the Netflix film ‘Triple Frontier.’ He was also part of the upcoming X-Men film ‘Dark Phoenix,’ releasing June 7th. He is currently onboard the ‘Fury Road’ follow-up ‘Mad Max: The Wasteland.’
Meanwhile, James Gunn serves as writer and director for ‘The Suicide Squad’ (the current title anyway). The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director will not make a direct sequel to 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad,’ but rather a “relaunch.” Gunn’s focus is to take the franchise in a new direction with a mostly all-new cast of characters and actors. Further, the project is very much rooted in Gunn’s vibe, as seen in the ‘Guardians’ movies.
Recently, The Hollywood Reporter gave some insight about some of the other original Squad members:
“Gunn is said to be using mostly DC characters who did not appear in David Ayer’s 2016 film. Although, several are expected to return including Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Rick Flagg, originally played by Joel Kinnaman, say sources. Another source, however, says Flagg is no longer in the follow-up.”
According to Collider, several new characters will be in the film. This includes Ratcatcher, aka Otis Flannegan, Nanaue, aka King Shark, Polka-Dot Man, aka Mister Polka Dot, Peacemaker, aka Christopher Smith. Dave Bautista (‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’) is the frontrunner for the role of Peacemaker.
Moreover, Warner Bro.’s excitement of the project spread so much that the film is now in the casting stage. This is due to Gunn swiftly submitting several drafts, since his hiring last October.
Additionally, filming will begin this September in Atlanta.
Warner Bros. will release the film on August 6, 2021.
Source: Discussing Film