James Gunn Confirms The Suicide Squad Has Started Filming

Earlier this month, director James Gunn confirmed the cast for his latest film, The Suicide Squad. Over the weekend, Gunn put up a new post on Instagram. It highlighted a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed poster for the recent Climate March in Los Angeles. But it’s Gunn’s response to a question within the post that generated a lot of buzz.

A fan by the name of hecmago5 asked, “Hey James do you start filming The Suicide Squad on Monday?” Gunn immediately replied, “I am shooting right now today!”

To further confirm that his epic cast was set to go on the production, Gunn posted another photo earlier this morning. It features Gunn standing with a number of The Suicide Squad‘s cast members.


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Hanging out with part of #TheSuicideSquad team this weekend. What a great group of people!

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Earlier this summer, reports circulated that the follow-up to David Ayer’s film would begin production in September. There’s no word yet on where it’s taking place at the moment, though Atlanta was briefly mentioned.

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The Suicide Squad features returning cast members including Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Idris Elba, John Cena, Taika Waititi and Peter Capaldi have also been cast in the movie

With filming underway, The Suicide Squad will be released on August 6, 2021.

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