The Suicide Squad Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

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

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

"Babylon" , "Untitled David O. Russell Project"  

... Bloodsport

"Sonic the Hedgehog 2" , "Beast"  

... Peacemaker

"F9" , "Playing With Fire"  

... Amanda Waller

"The Unforgivable" , "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her"  

... Captain Boomerang

"Jolt" , "Honest Thief"  

... Rick Flag

"Safe House" , "Child 44 "  

... Polka-Dot Man

"Dune" , "Ant-Man and the Wasp"  

... Ratcatcher 2


... Javelin

"Trolls World Tour" , "Ferdinand"  

... T.D.K.

"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" , "New in Town"  

... Sul Soria

"The New Mutants" , "The Shack"  

... Mongal

"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. 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy. The film's writer Adam Cozad last wrote Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Rules of Deception.


James Gunn


Charles Roven
Peter Safran
Richard Sucklew

Production Company

Atlas Entertainment

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. August 2021: The film was in Completed status.
  2. March 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. May 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  4. Shoots fall 2019.

  5. October 2018: The film was in Development status.
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy director/writer James Gunn will write the script and direct the DC sequel.

  7. March 2017: The film was in Development status.
  8. 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?

The Suicide Squad was released in 2021 on Friday, August 6, 2021 (Nationwide release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Vivo, Annette and Naked Singularity.

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