With James Gunn now directing the soft reboot of Suicide Squad, many fans are expecting it to incorporate his bizarre sense of humor. The humor in James Gunn’s films can vary from the offbeat wacky comedy of Guardians of the Galaxy to the darker black comedy seen in Super. Both styles could be very fitting for a film centered on a huge cast of criminals like Suicide Squad. Fortunately, it seems DC will be utilizing Gunn’s sense of humor fairly well according to one of the main actors.
Joel Kinnaman, who’s returning as Rick Flag, stated in a recent interview from Variety how funny this new Suicide Squad movie is turning out. He expressed a lot of positive energy working with Gunn and the rest of the cast in this film, describing production as a learning experience. Kinnaman also described the film’s tone as “It’s so funny…I feel like I’m shooting my first comedy”.
While the 2016 Suicide Squad initially had more of a serious tone, it ended up going through excessive re-shoots to lighten up the film’s tone, making the comedy feel rather forced according to critics. Considering Gunn’s prior films are more well known for their humor compared to David Ayer’s work, it makes sense for this new reboot to feel more naturally comedic. With one of the returning actors stating this, it sounds fairly promising that The Suicide Squad will provide fans a very humorous experience.
The Suicide Squad is set for release on August 6th 2021.