For James Gunn, production on The Suicide Squad was a period marked by countless highs and lows. But today, his work on the upcoming sequel/reboot has hit a new milestone. Gunn took to Instagram to share that the film has completed principal photography. He also took some time to reflect on the last few months.
Gunn’s experience on The Suicide Squad was bookended by two significant losses in his life. Regardless, he admitted that in spite of everything, it was “the most fulfilling time [he’s] ever had making a movie.” You can check out his full statement below.
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And that’s a wrap on #TheSuicideSquad. My father died two weeks before we started filming and my dog died two weeks before the end. It was a hard, hard time in my life and yet the most fulfilling time I’ve ever had making a movie. The professionalism, talent, compassion and kindness of this cast and crew inspired me every day. Thanks to everyone involved in this film, in every stage of development, in every department – I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for you all. You are why I make movies.
The Suicide Squad began filming back in September. Warner Bros. memorably hired Gunn to direct the follow-up to David Ayer’s original Suicide Squad shortly after Disney and Marvel fired him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over lewd tweets he posted several years ago. Gunn was subsequently rehired for Guardians 3, and he will begin working on that film once post-production for The Suicide Squad is finished.
The Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 6, 2021.
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