The Suicide Squad star John Cena, who is set to play Peacemaker, has teased the violent and gruesome approach that the James Gunn-directed sequel is taking.
During a roundtable panel featuring director James Gunn, Alice Braga, Daniela Melchoir, Idris Elba, and others as part of the CCXP event, Cena teased that the film is “quite graphic.”
“The Suicide Squad is, I would also say it’s quite graphic,” Cena said in the panel. “The Suicide Squad is gonna make you shit your pants, so bring a change of pants. Because you’re not ready.”
Cena’s comments resemble an interview with Rick Flag actor Joel Kinnaman earlier this year who described the James Gunn-directed sequel as “insane” and “heavily R-rated”.
“For me, it was like I did my first comedy, but it’s like heavily R-rated,” Kinnaman said. “So much of the action is practical with real explosions, and yeah, that movie is going to be insane. It’s such a great cast that he put together. John Cena, that motherfucker is a comedic genius. No one would make us laugh on set more than John. Every scene he was in, he would go on an improvised tangent. There are so many chops in that cast, and James has such a command of it all. We had so much fun doing it. That movie is going to be a fucking monster. Honestly, even though I’m in it, I can’t wait to see it as a fan.”
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The Suicide Squad sees James Gunn directing a cast that includes Suicide Squad returnees Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller) as well as new DCEU additions Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi, Jennifer Holland, David Dastmalchian, Joaquín Cosío, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, John Cena, Pete Davidson, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Julio Ruiz, Steve Agee, Michael Rooker, and Sean Gunn.