The latest images from the set of The Suicide Squad reveal Idris Elba and John Cena's characters dressed up in prison clothes. Director James Gunn scored the project following being booted out of his Marvel Studios gig by Disney when a series of his unsavory tweets re-emerged. This is Warner Bros. and DC's second go at the comic book brand's ragtag group of villains doing something good following David Ayer's take from 2016.
Plot specifics for the film are still scant as of the moment, and as per Gunn, fans will have to wait a while before they get a confirmed roster of characters, let alone the premise of The Suicide Squad. He has already revealed the string of actors involved in the film and it's an eccentric mix of people with both new and familiar faces when it comes to comic book movies. Fan-favorite anti-hero Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) will all be back in the squad's new adventure. Meanwhile, Nathan Fillion, Pete Davidson, Flula Borg, Mayling Ng, Sean Gunn and Taika Waititi are among the latest addition to the cast, alongside Elba (who previously played Heimdall in the MCU) and Cena.
With filming for The Suicide Squad in full swing, set photos are starting to make their way online. Several days ago, the public has had their first look on some of the latest additions to the cast in their respective DC costumes. This time around, fans are treated with their first look on Elba and Cena - both wearing prison uniform, thanks to snaps from Just Jared. Aside from the pair, Davis is also back in character as Waller. Elba and Cenas' garb makes sense because they're filming on location at a prison in Augusta, GA.
Fans will remember that Ayer's Suicide Squad also featured significant time in prison with Will Smith's Deadshot, Harley and majority of the title characters were already in custody. Waller and Flag rounded them up for an unknown mission. It's unclear if it's also going to be a similar situation in Gunn's upcoming movie, but based on these set photos, it might be the case. It also fits in the theory that the crew doesn't really have a permeant set of members, hence why Waller needs to recruit new members from the facility. The roster changes every so often depending on what happens to some of them in their previous mission, or the time in between their deployments.
In hindsight, this will be a solid premise that will also answer questions about why the old crew members are not involved with the new mission. The Suicide Squad as a DCEU sub-franchise can take a more procedural approach with only a handful of mainstays. Depending on how Gunn's narrative pan out, they might even be able to leave the door open for the possibility of seeing some of the previous members of the task moving forward.
Source: Just Jared
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