The Suicide Squad Movie

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Who's Involved:

Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, John Cena, David Dastmalchian, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Richard Sucklew, Jai Courtney, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Alice Braga, James Gunn, Nathan Fillion, Charles Roven, Storm Reid, Peter Safran, Adam Cozad, Peter Capaldi, Pete Davidson, Flula Borg, Daniela Melchior, Mayling Ng, Tinashe Kajese, Jennifer Holland, Julio Ruiz, Joaquín Cosio

Release Date:

Friday, August 6, 2021 Nationwide

strong violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity
Runtime: 2 hrs, 12 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

The 2016 original movie featured the characters Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc, who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter prison sentences. This new movie -- a reboot of sorts -- will feature new cast of characters.

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Who stars in The Suicide Squad: Cast List

... Harley Quinn

Barbie, Babylon  

... Bloodsport

Knuckles (limited series), Sonic the Hedgehog 3  

... Peacemaker

Ricky Stanicky, Argylle  

... Amanda Waller

Kung Fu Panda 4, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her  

... Captain Boomerang

Divergent, The Water Diviner  

... Rick Flag

Silent Night, Sympathy For The Devil  

... Polka-Dot Man

Late Night with the Devil, Oppenheimer  

... Ratcatcher 2

Fast X, Marlowe  

... Javelin

Luck, Trolls World Tour  

... T.D.K.

New in Town, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters  

... Sul Soria

Kill Me Three Times, Soul (re-release)  

... Mongal

Legend of the White Dragon, Debt Collectors  

Who's making The Suicide Squad: Crew List

A look at the The Suicide Squad behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James Gunn last directed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. The film's writer Adam Cozad last wrote The Gray Man and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.


James Gunn


Charles Roven
Peter Safran
Richard Sucklew

Production: What we know about The Suicide Squad?

Key Facts

  1. Sylvester Stallone is providing the voice for King Shark.
  2. Idris Elba is playing a brand-new character instead of taking on the role of Deadshot (4/17/19)
  3. The film is not being labeled a direct sequel but as a relaunch (Hollywood Reporter, 1/30/19). Director Gunn will take the franchise in a new direction with a mostly all-new cast of characters and actors.
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn will pen the script and direct (Hollywood Reporter, 1/30/19).
  5. A sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad, which grossed $745 million worldwide.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - August: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - March: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2019 - May: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Shoots fall 2019.

  4. 2018 - October: The film was set to Development  status.

    Guardians of the Galaxy director/writer James Gunn will write the script and direct the DC sequel.

  5. 2017 - March: The film was set to Development  status.

    Adam Cozad, who wrote The Legend of Tarzan for Warner Bros., is in negotiations to pen the sequel.

The Suicide Squad Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Suicide Squad was a Nationwide release in 2021 on Friday, August 6, 2021. There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including What We Left Unfinished, Vivo and Annette.

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