Ahead of its release in theatres and on the HBO Max streaming service on August 6th 2021, director James Gunn has announced that The Suicide Squad is 100% finished including VFX.
Taking to Twitter, while promoting the film’s upcoming cover story for Den of Geek, Gunn revealed that the film has completely wrapped as well as later confirming that the film didn’t require any pickups or post-production shooting.
Check us out in @DenofGeekUS's massive #TheSuicideSquad cover story out April 27. Exclusive interviews with me, @MargotRobbie, @idriselba, @JohnCena, & @joelkinnaman. By the way – we completely finished the movie this week, VFX and all. Can't wait for you all to see it. 🤯 https://t.co/390OKp3l5I
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 19, 2021
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has already broken records despite not releasing for another four months as the trailer set a new record for the most views for a red band trailer after attracting over 150 million views worldwide in its first week – surpassing the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot which broke the record itself back in February.
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
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, Sean Gunn, and Sylvester Stallone.