James Gunn promises that neither Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and Suicide Squad 2 will be delayed by a coronavirus


MADRID, 13 Apr. (CulturaOcio) –

Due to the pandemic coronavirus and its rapid expansion, there are many film and television productions that have been forced to postpone their filming, many of them with no specific date of return. But the director James Gunn, working on two big projects simultaneously, remains optimistic, and believes that his upcoming films from both Marvel as DC they will keep their release date.

Gunn is currently working on the DC Universe in the sequel/reboot of Suicide Squad (Suicide Squad), a project in which is involved after your temporary layoff of Disney and that will bring back some of the characters of the first delivery, as Harley Quinn than Margot Robbieand will incorporate new faces as the Taika Waititi, Idris Elba and Peter Capaldi among others. With premiere dated August 6, 2021, the director has stated that the date still stands.

At this time, there is no reason for the release date of The Suicide Squad is modify“explained Gunn on Twitter. “We are on time or ahead of schedule. We were extremely fortunate to finish the shoot and to be able to set up the edition from our homes (due to a team of post production and study from home) before the quarantine“.

However, although the film was managed to be completed prior to the pandemic COVID-19, and the studio is already working on the post production, the quarantine itself has delayed other aspects of the film, so it seems unlikely that promotional materials, such as posters and trailers, see the light soon.

On the other hand, when the director finishes his work on The Suicide Squad, pending the return of the Guardians of the Galaxy in his third solo adventure. The Marvel Universe has had to modify several of its release dates due to the delay of Black Widow, and although the Vol. 3 still has no release date official, Gunn ensures that production plans remain the same.

At this time, plans for the Vol. 3 are exactly the same as before the coronavirus“replied the filmmaker, in another tweet responding to a fan who was asking about the future of Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket and company.

The delay of Black Widow from may until November of 2020 has forced Disney to delay the rest of pitches of the UCM, including The Eternal (February 12, 2021), Shang-Chi (May 7, 2021) or Thor: Love and Thunder (February 18, 2022), among others. All these releases correspond to Phase 4 of Marvel. But according to the words of Gunn, Phase 5, at least for the moment, follow the plans before the arrival of the COVID-19.