Despite having a major controversy last year, with Disney firing him from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” based on decade-old tweets, James Gunn is back in a big, big way. Not only did Disney rehire him for the sequel, but he’s also hard at work on his first DC Comics film for Warner Bros, “The Suicide Squad.” And according to the filmmaker, shooting ‘Suicide Squad’ has been the most fun he’s had on set.
Recently, Gunn went on Instagram stories to post answers to some fan questions about his career. Those questions covered the gamut from Marvel Studios to DC Comics to Wong Kar-wai (his favorite film Wong film is “In the Mood for Love,” by the way). And one of the fans asked him about what his most challenging filmmaking experience has been, thus far. His answer might surprise you.
“They’re all challenging,” he wrote. “‘Super’ was physically brutal – so much movie and so little time to shoot it. [‘Guardians of the Galaxy] Vol. 1’ was scary because I didn’t know if people would get the vibe. ‘Vol. 2’ was the hardest because of my mental state. [‘The Suicide] Squad’ is the most complex and biggest but also the most fun so far. So I guess overall ‘Vol. 2.’”
And when he was asked how he got signed on to write and direct “The Suicide Squad,” he said it was fairly simple. Warner Bros. offered him anything he wanted, so he basically took whatever he wanted.
“I was basically offered whatever I wanted. I most wanted to do ‘Squad,’” Gunn revealed.
As we know based on social media’s obsession with set photos, Gunn is currently in production on ‘Squad.’ However, that film isn’t set to be released until August 6, 2021. That leaves the filmmaker with plenty of time to make his version of ‘Squad’ exactly what he wants. Then, as has already been revealed, the filmmaker will move back to Marvel Studios and begin work on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”
Here’s hoping that his experience on ‘Vol 3’ goes a bit more smoothly than ‘Vol 2.’