Three years later, the filmmaker opens up about being fired from (and ultimately rehired for) Marvel's space-based superhero franchise.
"I'm going to be 54 years old by the time Guardians 3 comes out," he said about why he'll no longer play Drax the Destroyer. "The shirtless thing is getting harder and harder for me."
James Gunn has not been shy about how much he enjoyed playing with a different superhero sandbox in 'The Suicide Squad'.
Sylvester Stallone has joined the cast of James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad,” the director said on Instagram on Saturday.“Always love working with my friend @officialslystallone & our work today on TheSuicideSquad was no exception,” Gunn wrote on Instagram about the film, a sequel to David Ayer’s 2016 DC Films release “Suicide Squad.” “Despite Sly being an iconic movie star, most people still don’t have any idea what an amazing actor this guy is.”When asked my a fan whether Stallone will be involved with “The Suicide Squad,” Gunn confirmed, “Yep.”Also Read: John Cena's Peacemaker From 'The Suicide Squad' Is Getting an HBO Max Series Written by James GunnStallone recently revealed in an Instagram post that he was on his way to film a scene for the movie; however, it seems the post has been removed.As TheWrap first reported, Gunn wrote the script and will have a completely new take on the property, in which DC supervillains are recruited by the government to carry out secret missions too dirty for the likes of Superman and Batman.The first “Suicide Squad,” which starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie, earned nearly $750 million worldwide on a $175 million budget before promotion and advertising. The film also launched Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Jared Leto’s take on The Joker. But it was not exactly a beloved film — it proved unpopular with critics and fans alike.Also Read: 'The Suicide Squad': James Gunn and Cast Reveal Who the New Characters Are (Video)“The Suicide Squad,” which many hope will offer a course correction after the first film, was written and directed by Gunn and features cast members from the first film along with some new additions. Margot Robbie returns as Harleen Quinzel a.k.a. Harley Quinn. Viola Davis returns as dark ops government operator as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman returns as Rick Flag, the leader of “The Suicide Squad,” and Jai Courtney appears as Captain Boomerang. David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Idris Elba and John Cena also star.See Gunn’s Instagram post below.View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Gunn (@jamesgunn)Read original story Sylvester Stallone Joins ‘The Suicide Squad,’ Director James Gunn Confirms At TheWrap
Gunn signed on to direct 'The Suicide Squad' after he was fired by Marvel, but he's now back in the fold.
Director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad sequel will take the franchise in a new direction, the Australian actor said.
The actor promises that Gunn’s take on The Suicide Squad will have its "own feeling and flavour".
The secrets are out and we now know which oddball characters all of the big names will be playing in 'The Suicide Squad'.
James Gunn has said that in his Scooby-Doo movies, crime-solving teenager Velma Dinkley was gay, but the studio behind the movies – Warner Bros – didn't go along with his vision.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will most likely be the last movie from the rag-tag bunch of Marvel superheroes, reckons director James Gunn.
Pete Davidson is heading from 'The King of Staten Island' to the murkiest corner of the DC superhero world with 'The Suicide Squad'.
David Ayer has continued to lend his support to fans campaigning to see his preferred cut of 'Suicide Squad'.
James Gunn would be up for seeing director David Ayer's re-cut of Suicide Squad before his sequel, The Suicide Squad, hits screens.
James Gunn has revealed that the Guardians Of The Galaxy originally only had minor roles in Avengers: Infinity War.
James Gunn is keen to avoid CGI as much as possible in his fresh take on DC's team of anti-heroes.
John Cena has said that he's been bowled over by director and writer James Gunn while working on forthcoming DC movie The Suicide Squad.