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In a recent interview with Variety, Kinnaman revealed he had seen a completed cut of the “insane” new blockbuster before simply stating that it’s “by far James Gunn’s best movie.” When pressed about his bold claim, the Altered Carbon and For All Mankind star elaborated, praising the director’s singular vision for the project, one that seems to exist in stark contrast with the “conflicting visions” that mired 2016’s, original Suicide Squad. Kinnaman stated that, despite being hopelessly biased about the project, he found it to be one of the most entertaining films he’d ever seen. We saw it a couple days ago. It’s insane. It’s by far James Gunn’s best movie.
Why do you say that?
It just takes it to another level. It’s an insane film. At the same time, it was very much the movie that I thought it was going to be because the vision was so clear from the beginning. While we were shooting it, it was so clear what we were doing. It’s so entertaining. I’m of course hopelessly biased, but I found it to be one of the most entertaining films I’ve ever seen. From A to Z, it’s so well paced, it has such a drive and such comedic timing. It’s funny along the way the whole time, effortlessly. But then I think what really surprised me was I was struck by was how well it flowed, but also how he was able to create these little bubbles, these little moments of emotional depth and visual and emotional poetry. And I felt like it really transcended the genre, and it became something bigger. And then it’s also very silly, and ridiculous in many ways and super violent. Just gory almost at times. And it has shocking moments, but they are very comedic. At the end of the movie, it’s completely normal seeing this giant shark just standing gnawing on a person’s head, and some of the people just having a conversation next to it… When you’re one hour and 50 minutes into ‘Suicide Squad,’ that’s going to feel completely normal. It’s so irreverent.
Produced by DC Films, Atlas Entertainment, and The Safran Company, and set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures, The Suicide Squad is intended to be a standalone sequel to Suicide Squad (2016) and the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It was written and directed by James Gunn and stars an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Peter Capaldi. In the film, a task force of convicts are sent to destroy a Nazi-era prison and laboratory.
The Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released theatrically by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 30, 2021, in the United Kingdom,and then on August 6, in the United States,where it will also be available on the streaming service HBO Max for one month starting on that same date. Warner Bros. announced the joint theatrical and streaming release in December 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.