James Gunn Breaks Down How He Shot The Suicide Squad

According to his own words, The Suicide Squad director James Gunn had creative freedom in his upcoming movie. In a recent featurette from RED cameras about the latest installment in the DC Extended Universe, Gunn broke down some of the cinematography, and how it’s the way he’s always wanted to shoot. The video features plenty of behind-the-scenes footage on how Gunn, together with his team, put together some of the scenes fans will see in the film. Much of it appears quite challenging, but the newest cameras allowed them unprecedented freedom of movement.

You can watch the video here below.

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You can read more about the cinematography in a feature article at RED’s official site. Here’s the official synopsis for The Suicide Squad:

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 hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6.

What do you think about the featurette? Watch it, then let us know in the comments below.

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