Could a Western movie be in the cards for James Gunn? Beginning next month, Gunn’s latest film The Suicide Squad will be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. Later this year, Gunn will make the move to Marvel Studios from DC movies to start production Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 along with a holiday special for Disney+. Gunn, admittedly getting a little bored of the superhero movie genre, teased the possibility of making a western.
In a recent interview with The Irish Times, James Gunn talked about The Suicide Squad and the current state of superhero movies. Gunn fears that despite how popular these types of movies are now, it’s only a matter of time before people get tired of them and the genre declines. As explained in the interview, Guardians of the Universe and The Suicide Squad director points to what happened to cowboy movies and war movies as what could be the future for comic book movies.
“We know how cowboy movies went and how war movies went. I don’t know, I guess you don’t have to be a genius to put two and two together and see that there’s a cycle to those kinds of movies, you know, and that the only hope for the future of comic books and superhero movies is to change them. They’re really stupid. And they’re mostly boring to me right now.”
While Western movies are not as popular with the general public as they used to be, Gunn is personally a fan of the genre. In fact, he even hopes to make a western at some point in his career, even if cowboy movies aren’t what’s “in” in 2021. Taking to Twitter to expand on his comments about cowboy movies, Gunn admitted that he still hopes to direct a western, and he’d be just as happy to bring back the cast of The Suicide Squad for the project.
“Despite all this, I still really want to make a western. And I’d love to use the entire cast of The Suicide Squad again.
Written and directed by Gunn, The Suicide Squad brings back many characters from David Ayer’s 2016 film, including Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. Newcomers to the cast include Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher II, Sylvester Stallone as King Shark, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Michael Rooker as Savant, Pete Davidson as Blackguard , and Nathan Fillion as TDK, and many more.
The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021. It is not yet known if or when Gunn will develop a western film, but if it only featured a small handful of the cast members mentioned above, it would certainly be checking it out. to be worth it. As Gunn says he’s probably done with Marvel after Guardians of the UniverseFull. 3, maybe a western with Robbie, Elba and Cena is next. You can read the full interview with Gunn in The Irish Times.
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