New DC FanDome merchandise is live here on Amazon. The merchandise includes material from various upcoming DC Comics movies. That includes The Suicide Squad. There are two shirts featuring new promo art for the film. One has several icons representing various characters from the movie. The other bears the designation "Task Force X," and features images of the characters and their icons. You can take a look below. There's more to come today from The Suicide Squad as DC FanDome continues. In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has continued post-production work on the movie. He stated in April that work is continuing and that the film is still on track for its August 2021 release date. "Right now we are still on schedule," he said. Those comments echoed some he'd made before, saying at one point the film was ahead of schedule. "Right now there's no reason for #TheSuicideSquad release date to move," the filmmaker began. "We are on or ahead of schedule. We were extremely fortunate to wrap shooting & set up editing from our homes (due to a post-production team & studio with foresight) before quarantine." Filming wrapped on The Suicide Squad at the end of February.
While Gunn's The Suicide Squad movie is not a sequel to David Ayer's Suicide Squad, with the first film being unnecessary to understanding Gunn's, it brings back some of the first film's cast members. These include Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. Newcomers to the cast of The Suicide Squad include Peter Capaldi, Idris Elba, Michael Rooker, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, David Dastmalchian, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi and John Cena.
Producer Peter Safran told ComicBook.com that Gunn's film is "not a sequel" to Ayer's Suicide Squad and that the title of the film reflects that. "It's called The Suicide Squad," Safran said. "It's not Suicide Squad 2. It is not a sequel. I will leave that alone but, yes, it's called The Suicide Squad."
Jai Courtney revealed some details about The Suicide Squad in a recent interview. "I won't say too much, but there’s a particular sequence when I get very wet, and a few other people do, and hilarity ensued when it came to that," teased Courtney. "When you’re spending hours upon hours in a water tank with a bunch of people treading water, and you’ve got Styrofoam stuffed into every crevice of your costume to try and take the load off and because it’s 4 a.m., it gets quite ridiculous."
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