James Gunn Boasts About His Creative Control Over The Suicide Squad

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By Bri Constantino | More Articles Socially awkward straightedge fraud.
February 15, 2021  03:28 PM

Warner Bros. Pictures executives have had a bad reputation of being overly involved when it comes to their DC film projects when in reality, it's the director who should actually have "most" of the control and final say.

Justice League director Zack Snyder and Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins have both come out in the past saying that they didn't have full creative freedom over their projects and many fans believe it's the reason why the DCEU experiences a lot of issues and can't seem to hit the mark.

Surprisingly enough, WB didn't have to meddle at all when it came to James Gunn's "soft reboot" of The Suicide Squad. According to Gunn himself, he had full creative control over the project, so much so that his spin on the divisive franchise David Ayer launched in 2016 film ultimately became "no holds barred".

Answering a fan on Twitter, the Guardians of the Galaxy director shared that he wasn't restricted during filming and he can't wait for fans to get a hold of the film. Check out the full thread here: 
 


We still don't know what the true working relationship between Gunn and WB is but it's safe to assume that the studio is already quite impressed with the director's Marvel resume that they don't feel the need to meddle with his vision for the film.

I've said this countless times as well, Gunn is the perfect guy to helm the project which revolves around D-list comic book characters. He did wonders for GOTG, he surely can pull it off again with The Suicide Squad and I'm totally excited to see what he has up his sleeve.

The Suicide Squad will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max this year.

Also Read: The Suicide Squad James Gunn Reveals Major Spoiler for Film

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