The Suicide Squad Movie

The Suicide Squad movie production status is currently Pre-Production

May 9, 2019 • Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Shoots fall 2019.

Who's Involved:

Deborah Snyder, Jai Courtney, Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Viola Davis, Alice Braga, James Gunn, Idris Elba, Adam Cozad, Steve Agee, Daniela Melchior, Joel Kinnaman, Nathan Fillion, Peter Safran, David Dastmalchian, Juan Diego Botto, Flula Borg, Richard Sucklew, Pete Davidson, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruiz, Mayling Ng, Jennifer Holland

Release Date:

Friday, August 6, 2021 (Nationwide)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

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.

Poll: Will you see The Suicide Squad?

Cast: Who stars in it?

No cast available.

Crew: Who's making The Suicide Squad

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

The Suicide Squad Trailers & Videos

Production: What we know about The Suicide Squad

Key Facts

  1. Idris Elba is playing a brand-new character instead of taking on the role of Deadshot (4/17/19)
  2. 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.
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn will pen the script and direct (Hollywood Reporter, 1/30/19).
  4. A sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad, which grossed $745 million worldwide.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 9, 2019, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Shoots fall 2019.

On or about October 17, 2018, the film was in Development status.

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

On or about March 15, 2017, the film was in 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 is it coming out?

The Suicide Squad is coming out in 2021 on Friday, August 6, 2021 (Nationwide release). There is 1 other movie coming out on the same date, including Hotel Transylvania 4.

Questions: Asked About The Suicide Squad

Looking for more information on The Suicide Squad?

Check out the below links, may contain affiliate links.

Across the Web