The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad Movie 2021, Premise, Cast, and Release.

The Suicide Squad is an upcoming American superhero film and the film is based on the DC Comics team Suicide Squad. The 2021 film was produced by DC Films, The Safran Company, and Atlas Entertainment.

And it is set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Suicide Squad


The upcoming 2021 film is intended to be a separate sequel to Suicide Squad of 2016. And the 10th film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

This film was being written and directed by James Gunn and it features:

  • Idris Elba
  • Margot Robbie
  • Joel Kinnaman
  • John Cena
  • Viola Davis
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Jai Courtney.

The Suicide Squad Movie 2021

In this film, a task force of convicts was being sent to demolish a Nazi-era prison and laboratory as well.

David Ayer was set to come back as director for the Suicide Squad sequel by March 2016. However, in December, he rather chose to develop a Gotham City Sirens film.

Warner bros considered a lot of replacement directors before he hired Gavin O’Connor in September 2017.

By October 2018, he left, and they then hired Gunn to be the writer and the director of the film.

After he was fired temporarily by both Marvel Studios and Disney. As the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 of 2023.

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He got some inspiration from war films and the 1980s Suicide Squad comics of John Ostrander. And then he decided to bring in new characters in a story different from the initial film narrative.

Though, some members of the cast do come back from Suicide Squad. The filming of the film started in Atlanta, Georgia in September 2019. And it ended in February 2020 in Panama.

Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad 2021 is set to be released theatrically on the 30th of July, 2021 in the United Kingdom.

And on the 6th of August, in the United States of America. Both theatrically and on the streaming platform HBO Max.

A spin-off television series, Peacemaker, which features John Cena is scheduled to be released in January 2022 on HBO Max.

Director: James Gunn
Producer: Peter Safran, Charles Roven
Based on: Suicide Squad by John Ostrander
Writer: James Gunn
Music: John Murphy
Editor: Christian Wagner, Fred Raskin
Cinematographer: Henry Braham
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Production companies: Atlas Entertainment, DC Films, The Safran Company
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Release Date: 30th of July, 2021 in the United Kingdom and 6th of April, 2021 in the United States.

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The imprisoned convicts of Belle Reve penitentiary were being sent as part of Task Force X. To the South American island of Corto Maltese to demolish Jotunheim.

Jotunheim is a Nazi-era prison laboratory that accommodated political prisoners and carried out experiments as well.


The cast in the movie include:

  • Idris Elba as Robert DuBois / Bloodsport
  • Margot Robbie as Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
  • Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag
  • John Cena as Peacemaker
  • Viola Davis as Amanada Waller
  • Sylvester Stallone as the voice of King Shark
  • Peter Capaldi as the Thinker
  • Jia Courtney as George “Digger” Harkness / Captian Boomerang

Release Date

The Suicide Squad is set to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures theatrically on the 30th of July, 2021 in the United Kingdom. And then in the United States of America on the 6th of August.

It will be available also on the HBO Max streaming service for a month beginning on the same date.

Warner Bros. mentioned the joint theatrical and streaming release in December 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.


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