Due to the current situation of the pandemic, the coronavirus COVID-19, many film and television productions have been seen in the need to postpone their premieres, in many cases without a specific date.
The surprise is that the director James Gunn, working on two big projects simultaneously, remains optimistic, and believes that their upcoming films from both Marvel as DC 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 from the first installment, as Harley Quinn Margot Robbie, and will include new faces such as 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.
However, although the filming was able to complete before 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 though 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 Eternals (February 12, 2021), Shang-Chi (may 7, 2021), or Thor: Love and Thunder (February 18, 2022), among others.