James Gunn turned Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy from an obscure, mostly-forgotten superhero team into a billion-dollar property. That seems to have given him some cachet with Warner Bros., because Gunn says he had his pick of the litter when writing Suicide Squad.
Gunn took to Twitter on April 1st to tweet out the upcoming film’s theatrical trailer, noting that “the only joke here is on the supervillains who agreed to work for Amanda Waller.” Alongside the tweet, Gunn answered a bunch of fan questions. One of the most interesting concerns who he was able to include in the movie. Warner Bros. has typically been a picky about how much freedom creators can take with characters, particularly on the television side. For Gunn, though, that wasn’t a problem.
No. I got every character I asked for, even though sometimes they were like WTF? https://t.co/5yDvi0TirM
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 1, 2021
“Was there any DC characters they wouldn’t let you have?” asked one fan.
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