The Suicide Squad: Director Jame Gunn Says He had Authority to Kill Off any Character

The title of this article is pretty shocking, given that the upcoming film, The Suicide Squad, contains some pretty big characters with some major stars attached.  However, its director, James Gunn, didn’t mince words, “I was given full freedom to kill anyone.” Anyone? Yep! That includes Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.

In an interview with Collider, Gunn said:

“In The Suicide Squad, some of the characters end up being good, some end up being terrible. They don’t just get in fights and say they’re going to kill each other, they actually do get in fights and kill each other. You really don’t know who’s going to live and who’s going to die. I was given full freedom to kill anyone, and I mean anyone, by DC.”

That’s pretty amazing, but DC needs Gunn’s magic touch badly.  Gunn was purposely chosen to direct this ensemble film after his great success with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise for Marvel.

DC has notoriously fallen short of the Marvel properties with the few exceptions of Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Gunn has been brought in to revamp and renew the Suicide Squad property.  In fact, they aren’t even treating this new film as a sequel to the first film.  This new film is a complete reboot.

Remember, when Gunn announced the cast list for The Suicide Squad what he said? Here’s that quote for you again to refresh your memory.

Gunn posted an image on his social media pages with the full list of stars captioning the photo, “Don’t get too attached.”

Then he posted the cast list, in full, which includes the following:

David Dastmalchian
John Cena
Jai Courtney
Joaquin Cosio
Nathan Fillion
Joel Kinnaman
Mayling Ng
Flula Borg
Sean Gunn
Juan Diego Botto
Storm Reid
Pete Davidson
Taika Waititi
Alice Braga
Steve Agee
Tinashe Kajese
Daniela Melchior
Peter Capaldi
Julio Ruiz
Jennifer Holland
Viola Davis
Idris Elba
Margot Robbie
Michael Rooker

Check out Gunn’s post below:

So? What do you think think this means for the film? We can’t imagine that Harley Quinn would die.  We also know that John Cena’s character will be getting its own HBOMax series.  It will be exciting to find out who may just not make it in the new film.

Let us know your thoughts about Gunn’s comments in the comments below!

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