Gunn’s take on the project is described as a “gritty 70s war movie” vibe, and indeed the behind-the-scenes footage showed a lot of gunfire and a cadre of goofy throwback costumes. The filmmaker went so far as to say The Suicide Squad contains more explosions than any Marvel movie ever, which is reflected in what Gunn describes as a “fan poster” made specifically for DC FanDome.
The tagline? “Boom.” Just “Boom.” And it’s kind of perfect, as we also see the Suicide Squad members running away from a massive explosion, guns a’blazing.
Still no word on whether the film will be Rated R or not, but following the success of Deadpool, Logan, and Joker I wouldn’t be surprised if it is. And boy the idea of an R-rated goofy-ass 70s-inspired Suicide Squad movie from James Gunn is extremely enticing. Especially after seeing that footage.
The Suicide Squad is set for release on August 6, 2021. Check out two slightly different The Suicide Squad posters below (hint: look at Robbie and Idris Elba).