The Suicide Squad is coming together in Atlanta, assembling an all-star cast for an ensemble of some deep cut characters from the DC Comics canon. As production roles on in the James Gunn-directed film, the group is getting to know one another, and apparently they're leaving each other quite a bit impressed. Gunn, who is fresh off of a pair of Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel is switching gears to DC and taking charge of Margot Robbie's next outing as Harley Quinn. As it turns out, Gunn is not only familiar with her Birds of Prey movie set for release early next year but also believes she is deserving of some high praise.
"She might be the best actor I've ever worked with," Gunn said of Robbie in a post to his Instagram story. On the same story where he was fielding questions, Gunn admitted to having read the script for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
New cast members include Idris Elba, Michael Rooker, John Cena, Pete Davison, Taika Waititi, Flula Borg, and Jennifer Holland among others. Gunn will direct the film before returning to his work at Disney and Marvel Studios to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.