The First Trailer For Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot Is Coming With Terminator: Dark Fate

Just like this year, 2020 is chock full of huge comic book movies, from the start of the MCU’s Phase 4 to the expansion of Sony’s Spider-Verse to a couple of DC films that will hopefully keep the company’s hot streak going. But a new player is entering the fray in the form of Valiant ComicsBloodshot starring Vin Diesel. Bloodshot arrives in theaters in February, but you won’t have to wait that long to get a look at it, because the first trailer is coming with Terminator: Dark Fate.

As if fans of action didn’t already have enough reason to check out Terminator: Dark Fate this November, they now have the Bloodshot trailer to look forward to. This is according to ScreenGeek, who spoke to Bloodshot director Dave Wilson and producer Dinesh Shamdasani. When the question of the trailer’s debut came up, Shamdasani intimated that the trailer is arriving very soon and fans should buy a ticket to Terminator: Dark Fate.

That’s about as obvious a hint as you can get short of formally tweeting out a mini-trailer announcing the release date for the first trailer. That means that barring any changes, we will get our first look at Vin Diesel in Bloodshot alongside Terminator: Dark Fate on November 1. So although Terminator: Dark Fate clocks in at over two hours, you’re going to want to show up on time and sit through all fifty trailers to be sure you don’t miss it, bladder management be damned.

Pairing a trailer for a movie about a super-soldier with nanites in his blood who can be programmed as a weapon with a movie about humanity’s fight against machines feels appropriate. There will be a lot of crossover audiences in the theater for Dark Fate who will probably be interested to see this new comic book movie.

What we don’t know is what we will see in this trailer or if the first Bloodshot trailer will drop online at the beginning of next month as well, or the day after. Tenet and Birds of Prey both played around with theater-only trailers, and while they are both Warner Bros. films, it’s not impossible that Sony could do the same with Bloodshot. Although Christopher Nolan and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn are both known quantities, and Valiant’s Bloodshot is not to mainstream audiences, so the more eyes on it, the better.

You can see the first trailer for Bloodshot with Terminator: Dark Fate when it opens in theaters on November 1. Bloodshot arrives on February 21, 2020. Check out our 2020 Release Schedule to see all the movies you can look forward to next year.

Titanic: How Historically Accurate Was The 1997 Movie Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Titanic (1997)

There’s a good chance that you’ve seen James Cameron’s monumental Titanic. The 1997 blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet wasn’t a sure bet when it went through its enormous, hectic production. Nevertheless, Cameron proved his critics wrong by producing a widely acclaimed, multi-award-winning and extremely lucrative movie that continues to stand as one of the crowning filmmaking achievements of the ’90s.

The movie is highly praised for its incredible mix of practical and CG effects, its rousing emotional tenders and its singing romance at the center, but how much is it celebrated for its accuracy? James Cameron went to painstaking lengths to make it extremely accurate to real life. Did those efforts pay off? Let’s find out.

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Only A Few Details Can Be Confirmed About The Titanic Voyage

It should be noted right off the bat that, ultimately, only so much is known about what exactly happened that night. Since most of the ship’s crew and passengers unfortunately sunk to their demise on that cold, devastating night, there are only a few confirmed details about what exactly happened. Meaning it was going to be difficult for the movie adaptation to convey accuracy regarding what it felt like to be on that terrible sea voyage. There are a lot of theories and an endless stream of speculation to be made about the trip, but we’ll try to stick to the fact whenever we can in here. But this should be noted at the top.

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Jack And Rose (And Their Tragic Love) Were Fictional

It should also be noted early that Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) weren’t, in fact, actual passengers on the Titanic. Instead, they were characters created by James Cameron to connect us to the real-life story, in order to get a passionate, emotional connection to this historical account. There was no steamy love affair between them, nor was there the love triangle involving Billy Zane’s vindictive supporting character. It was a fabrication to give us something that will let us know what it was like to be on this ship and to suffer its grave consequences.

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Largely Speaking, The Supporting Characters In Titanic Were Historically Accurate

While the main characters in Titanic were concocted by the filmmaker, James Cameron’s attention to accuracy can definitely be seen in some of the prominent supporting characters, many of whom follow what we know about these perished people’s shortened lives. For instance, Thomas Andrews (Victor Garber), i.e. the Chief Designer for the Titanic, is seen in the First Class smoking room staring at a painting of the Titanic on the wall. By many accounts, this is accurate to how he died on the ship. Similarly, Molly Brown (Kathy Bates) did help people board lifeboats, worked to keep them calm and tried to get the lifeboats to retrieve as many passengers as possible as the historic ship kept plunging deeper into the dark recesses of the sea.

There is also a scene in Titanic where an elderly couple hold each other’s hands on their beds and cry while their room fills with water. This is based on a real-life couple, Isidor Straus (i.e. the owner of Macy’s) and Ida Straus, who, according to reports, refused special treatment. His wife did not want to leave him, so they went to their room together, which was their final resting place. It’s a touching, quietly humane detail that James Cameron rightfully thought would add emotional tenderness to his gigantic cinematic experience. While we’re primarily focused on the tale of Jack and Rose as the ship sinks into the bottom of the sea, Cameron’s added touches in these moving moments help bring a fine sense of authenticity.

Titanic (1997)

Some Details In Titanic Were Based More On Theory Than Fact

While James Cameron strived to tell a realistic account, there are some details that appear to be based more on theories pertaining to the Titanic than anything that can be confirmed as accurate and/or official. For instance, there’s a noteworthy sequence where many of the third-class passengers are barricaded against their will below the deck, preventing them from reaching the lifeboats and upper deck, in a stark bit of socioeconomic commentary. However, there’s very little evidence to support this claim — at least, according to historian Richard Howells (as reported by The Culture Trip). Howells claims that these gates seen in the blockbuster weren’t meant for shipwreck necessarily, but rather the prevention of diseases from spreading above.

Additionally, while there were class tensions, it was highly exaggerated when James Cameron depicts a scene where passengers are shot and killed while trying not to lose their luggage during the ship’s sinking. Additionally, when it came to depicting the truth or picking something more emotionally impactful, James Cameron opted for something that plucked at the viewer’s heartstrings rather than stayed true to how events had actually unfolded.

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The Band Didn’t Play “Nearer, My God, To Thee”

One of the most famous scenes in Titanic is when the band decides to play “Nearer, My God, To Thee” as the musicians see their final moments before sinking into the depths of the unforgiving sea. It’s a sweet, tender moment that depicts a beauty amid chaos, hoping to find something that captures a sense of calm around the calamity. It’s a lovely scene; alas, it’s not fully accurate. It’s actually copied from 1958’s A Night to Remember.

In the moment, there is a similar moment when the band members decide to play one final heartfelt tune, to hopefully allow themselves and their doomed passengers to find some sort of peace before the end is due. According to one survivor on the ship, though, this isn’t entirely true to what actually happened in real-life. Instead, the band reportedly played popular ragtime music, but it obviously wouldn’t capture the same emotional tone. While James Cameron consulted with historical experts throughout the writing, pre-production and filming process, he opted for a creative touch here.

Titanic (1997)

The Titanic Didn’t Exactly Sink The Way It Did In The Movie

This is something that has recently been contested, notably with the movie’s 3D re-release back in 2012. In Titanic, the ship splits in half, which is true to what happened to the boat. Then, the bow of the ship starts to sink, while the sterns bobs from about a 90-degree angle before it plunges right into the dark icy cold water below. This sequence famously sees Jack and Rose holding the railing for their dear lives as the ship sinks further into the sea.

While this is mostly true to what is believed to have happened, it’s not entirely accurate. By James Cameron’s own admission, there was quite likely a moment where this piece of the ship was standing “quite proud” on the water, but it wouldn’t be quite as dramatic or suspenseful as it was inside the movie. Ultimately, in this scene, while James Cameron mostly relied on the truth, he opted for a choice that was more emotionally fulfilling than true.

There are other examples to be addressed, but we don’t want to get all Neil deGrasse Tyson here and be sticklers for the truth. Suffice to say that when it comes to the realism and accuracy of Titanic, a large part of it is mostly true. Outside of the fabricated romance, the movie does actually capture a lot of real details and subtle touches which should be admired. But there are also some big choices made that don’t exactly hold water when scrutinized.

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Venom Director Ruben Fleischer Confirms That Spider-Man Will Eventually Cross Over

Just because Marvel and Sony came up with a new arrangement to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t mean the latter studio, which still holds the film rights to the Web-Slinger’s mythology, doesn’t have its own plans for the character. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said that Spidey is “the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes,” leading to speculation that Sony will somehow incorporate Tom Holland’s iteration of the hero into its own shared Marvel universe.

According to Venom director Ruben Fleischer, that’s exactly what’s on the horizon. As he put it:

When Marvel and Sony started collaborating on Spider-Man, that means that while Sony was establishing its own franchise filled with Spider-Man characters, they couldn’t include the hero who’s responsible for all these other characters existing, hence why Venom’s origin story was drastically altered. Now, however, in the wake of Marvel and Disney coming back together on Spider-Man following nearly a month-long split, Ruben Fleischer has heard that eventually the current cinematic versions of Spidey and Venom will clash someday.

Ruben Fleischer didn’t get into any specifics about how this will happen while speaking with Fandom, but presumably it has something to do with whatever new deal Marvel and Sony agreed on. Although Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is set to lead another MCU-set standalone movie and appear in a separate Marvel Studios movie, perhaps there’s a new stipulation allowing for Sony to eventually include Holland’s Spidey into its own Marvel universe affairs.

Considering that Doctor Strange and Avengers: Endgame have already established the multiverse and parallel realities (plus Mysterio lying about being from another Earth in Spider-Man: Far From Home), enough comic book-y groundwork has been laid that Spider-Man could be thrown into another universe. There’s also the possibility that Sony’s Marvel universe could be retroactively made to exist within the main MCU continuity, but considering Kevin Feige’s wording about Spidey crossing cinematic universes, I suspect that won’t be the case.

We’ll just have to wait and see when Spider-Man will be dropped into the Sony Marvel universe, or at least get official confirmation straight from Sony on the matter. Fortunately for that franchise, there’s enough on its plate to keep busy for the near future.

Next up is the Jared Leto-led Morbius, marking the first time the vampiric anti-hero is being adapted for live action. Then Venom 2 will see Ediie Brock fighting Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady, who will transform into Carnage. Other Sony Marvel universe projects in development include Nightwatch, Black Cat, Silver Sable and Madame Web. Plus, Sony has the animated front covered through its Spider-Verse franchise.

For now, the next live action Spider-Man movie is set for release on July 16, 2021, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates on its development. Don’t forget to look through our Marvel movies guide to learn what else is coming up in Phase 4 and beyond.

The Secret To Will Smith’s Gemini Man Performance Was The ‘Virgin Walk’

Will Smith worked double duty on his recent movie Gemini Man. Thanks to CGI, Smith was able to play his modern self, as well as a mid-20s version, a clone of his other character. While Smith wasn’t de-aged, he still was the one standing in to perform his younger self.

It’s not entirely uncommon for actors to play two roles in one movie. We’ve seen single actors play identical twins before. Frequently, the difficulty in playing two roles can be in finding ways to make the two characters look and feel different. Apparently, Will Smith found the difference between the characters of Henry and Junior in the walk. Specifically, it came from the fact that Junior walks in a very specific way, like he’s never had sex.

In an interview that Will Smith posted to his Instagram account, he revealed that the secret to playing his younger self was to walk as if his glutes were tighter, apparently, implying the character had never had sex.

The idea that Junior, the clone Will Smith, is still a virgin isn’t something entirely created by Smith. There’s actually a moment in the film where Henry suggests that to be the case. Since Junior has been raised to become a perfect machine for assassination, he hasn’t had much opportunity to socialize. Henry implies that he has had this issue as well, which is part of how he knows Junior’s situation.

While I can’t say I noticed that Will Smith walks particularly differently when playing his two different characters, it’s certainly possible that he does. It’s certainly not the craziest idea. One can very easily tell which version of Will Smith you’re looking at without having to see everything so clearly. And since, large portions of the movie take place at night, and the CGI can get a bit wonky at times, all the little touches like this only help the movie overall.

Of course, it’s questionable how many people actually saw the work that Will Smith put into his various walks. Gemini Man opened at the box office in third place behind the second weekend of Joker as well as the newly released Addams Family. It made just over $20 million, which, considering how much the movie cost to make, isn’t going to make the studio too happy. We’ll have to wait and see how the international box office shakes out to see if it is able to embrace Gemini Man any better.

Check out Will Smith’s full comments in his post below.

Gemini Man is in theaters now.

Jumanji: The Next Level Images Take The Cast Out Of The Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle traded in the board game from the classic Robin Williams film for a video game system that transported the players into the jungle of Jumanji. The players may have thought they beat the game, but this is a videogame (and a massive studio franchise) and there are levels to this. Jumanji: The Next Level will explore those levels and as some new images show, the film will take the cast out of the jungle. Take a look:

Like any good videogame, Jumanji: The Next Level appears to be changing up the scenery to keep things fresh. The film will take the avatars played by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black out of the sweltering and dangerous jungle of Jumanji and into a significantly less tropical environment. As you can see in this image from Total Film, the players will find themselves in a wintry level of the game, surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

Just as certain videogames allow you to upgrade armor and equipment and change your character’s looks, the players’ avatars are bundled up for the change in temperatures now that they’re out of the jungle. Jack Black’s Shelly Oberon manages to still look professorial in his winter gear and Kevin Hart’s Mouse Finbar appears to be dressed for maximum warmth.

Karen Gillan’s Ruby Roundhouse has ditched the much-discussed short shorts and crop top for something a bit more seasonal, while The Rock’s Smolder Bravestone opts for like a three-quarter-sleeve shirt in an environment that looks to never get above freezing. Presumably this is because he can’t fit his arms in a long-sleeve jacket. Speaking of jackets, Nick Jonas’ Seaplane McDonough has an awesome one here.

Now that they’re out of the jungle, mosquitoes and snakes might not be a problem, but hypothermia and avalanches could very well rob the players of a few of their lives here. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a yeti as the unofficial boss to this level of the film. This winter wonderland won’t be the only new environment in this sequel. The Next Level has multiple levels. Check it out:

This next image from the film shows that the cast of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will be enduring extreme temperatures on both ends of the spectrum in this movie. I imagine we could even see these two levels back to back, where the characters go from the desert to the mountains and begin to freeze or need to shed layers of clothing when arriving in the sandy dunes.

In speaking to Total Film, star Jack Black even speculates on another environment that Jumanji can go to for what I assume we can call The Next Next Level or The Level After Next or Jumanji: The Final Frontier. The actor says he’d like to go to space and if we’re being fair, this franchise has already kind of sort of done that.

Jumanji is based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg and that book has a sequel called Zathura. Zathura received the feature film treatment in 2005 but the film ignored the book’s connection to Jumanji. Perhaps a future Jumanji movie could revisit the idea of Zathura and take the characters to space. The beauty of this kind of story is that there are no logical limitations that would disallow for it.

Jumanji: The Next Level arrives in theaters on December 13. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to keep track of all the big movies still to come this year.

Don’t Worry, James Gunn Has Big Plans For Kraglin In Guardians 3

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a massive place, with tons of characters populating the various franchises. But certain properties stand out among the rest as fan favorites, like James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Gunn masterfully introduced each member of the team, who are given both comedy and heart. One of the supporting character in the franchise is Sean Gunn’s Kraglin, a Ravager who was especially close with Yondu. And it looks like James Gunn has big plans for his brother’s character.

Sean Gunn has an interesting role in the MCU. In addition to playing Kraglin, he also stands in for Rocket during filming, including his appearances in the Avengers movies. Kraglin was noticeably absent from Endgame, despite the actor filming a scene in the final battle. James Gunn was recently asked about the character, to which he said:

How delightfully cryptic. It’ll be a number of years before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 finally arrives in theaters, so fans will be left to wonder about how Kraglin will factor into the story. But clearly the director has a plan in place.

James Gunn’s comments come from his recent (long) Instagram Q&A. The filmmaker fielded all sorts of questions from the fans, using social media to directly answer those burning queries. Eventually the conversation turned to Kraglin, who ended up on the cutting room floor of Avengers: Endgame. Not only does Gunn know what he’s going to do with the character moving forward, but the plans are apparently large in scale.

It seems like Kraglin goes go seemingly anywhere moving forward, especially now that he’s become more of a leader within the Ravagers. The group of space pirates got involved in the final battle against Thanos, bringing extra forces to fight his army alongside the Wakandans and Masters of the Mystic Arts. Yondu is also now in possession of Yondu’s signature arrow, with fans eager to see him dispatch of enemies with the iconic weapon.

Kraglin was last seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which showed his loyalty to Yondu in the face of the Ravager mutiny. And after mourning him during the firework-laden funeral, Kraglin shakily attempted to use Yondu’s deadly arrow— to hilarious results. But he didn’t actually join the Guardians of the Galaxy, not present when the group ran into Thor (literally) in Avengers: Infinity War.

It should be interesting to see how James Gunn ends his trilogy with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and how it services each member of the team. Kraglin is more of an honorary Guardian, although that has the potential to change with the upcoming threequel. But clearly the director has a specific vision, including one for his brother’s character.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to arrive in theaters sometime in 2021. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

New Frozen II Trailer Reveals A Hilarious Game Of Charades, And Way More Olaf

We’re barely more than a month away from Frozen II and while we only recently saw a trailer it seems we’re not going to be left out in the cold for new footage quite yet. A new trailer has been released for the UK Disney audience and while it doesn’t give us a great deal of new information regarding the characters or the plot, it does lay out the story with almost entirely new footage.

The new UK trailer also gives us a great deal more of one specific character than we’ve seen in previous footage. Get ready for a lot more Olaf. Check out the new trailer below.

The trailer opens with our characters playing charades, a game which Olaf is apparently a little too good at, what with him being magic and everything. From there, the trailer shows us a lot of what we’ve seen before. A destructive force hits Arendelle, Elsa, Anna, and company travel to an enchanted land to find the source of the danger. We meet new characters. There’s a cute lizard. There are also giants.

In addition to the charades scene, we also get a couple of additional Olaf moments. One has him wandering around and autumn forest getting leaves dumped on him. The other has him trying to converse with some children about the difficulties of maturity.

This last scene likely gives us a strong indication of just how Olaf’s character has changed, and will continue to change, since the first movie. Since Olaf was a brand new creation in the first Frozen, he had the mentality of a child. Now, time has passed and Olaf has begun to grow up. We know from the Frozen II soundtrack that Josh Gad’s big song in Frozen II is called “When I Am Older” so clearly growing up is really on Olaf’s mind. Growing up is a difficult thing for anybody. Doing it when you’re the world’s only magical living snowman is probably a bit more complicated.

Of course, Frozen II isn’t going to be Olaf’s story. While he may end up with an interesting arc, the movie is going to be about Anna and Elsa. Elsa’s powers, and their origin, are apparently at the center of whatever the trouble at home is, and Anna, having only recently rebuilt her relationship with her sister, isn’t about to let Elsa do any of this by herself.

Between the adventure and the comedy on display here Frozen II looks ready to provide whatever fans are looking for. The first movie was a juggernaut that is still one of the most popular things Disney has created in the modern day. The sequel is highly anticipated but it’s also got a lot to accomplish. Can the new movie be as successful as the original? It seems difficult for that to even be possible, but we’ll find out soon enough.

Joker’s Big Bathroom Scene Originally Went Down Very Differently

Spoilers ahead for Todd Phillip’s Joker

Todd Phillips’ Joker has been in theaters for a few weeks, making a ton of money for Warner Bros. in the process. The psychological drama is dark and unsettling, showing Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck descent into madness and murder. Phoenix has been universally praise for his transformative performance, with his name already being thrown around for potential award nominations. Arthur’s dancing is one of the unique aspects of this performance, but it turns out that his big dance scene in the bathroom originally went down very differently.

Around the second act of Joker, Arthur Fleck commits his first murders. He shoots two Wayne employees in self-defense, before hunting down their third friend and executing him. He then promptly flees the scene, eventually collecting himself in an abandoned bathroom. Arthur spends the scene dancing, seemingly embracing his darker side in the process. But Todd Phillips recently opened up about the making of that scene, and how it changed the day of filming. As he put it:

Well, that’s surprising. Arthur Fleck doesn’t show a ton of remorse during his time in Joker, even when killing for the very first time. Instead, he gains power and confidence, especially as Gotham City begins rallying around the killings. So it makes sense that Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix would collaborate to change the scene.

Later in his conversation with ScreenPlayed, Todd Phillips goes onto explain how Joaquin Phoenix began dancing in the bathroom as Arthur. As he put it:

Arthur’s bathroom dance is a terrifying and fascinating sequence, as we see the him begin to transform into the Clown Prince of Crime. His dancing is the first major hint at the character’s fate in Joker, eventually becoming the villain we know when he appears on Murray Franklin’s talk show.

Todd Phillips’ comments show how methodically the filmmaker approached Joker, including going off script when the time calls for it. Joker wasn’t based on any tales from the comics (which you can access here), allowing for a unique vision to drive the movie forward. Furthermore, it highlights Joaquin Phoenix’s performance, and how much he was truly able to bring to the part. Arthur Fleck’s dancing in that scene came directly from his mind, in an organic conversation with the film’s director.

Joker is in theaters now. Be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Yes, Kingsman 3 Already Has A Script

Fans of the Kingsman franchise are going to get their next fix in the form of prequel film The King’s Man, but what most fans are probably looking forward to is a third installment of the main franchise, starring Taron Egerton. A Kingsman 3 had been confirmed as being on the slate for this burgeoning cinematic universe, but now we finally have an update on the film’s status. It turns out, the script has already been written.

Taron Egerton appeared at ACE Comic Con Midwest over the weekend where he confirmed (via Comicbook.com) that there is a script that will create a trilogy of Kingsman movie for him. Although, based on the comment, Egerton seems to confirm that Kingsman 3 is as far as this part of the story will go. According to Egerton…

Franchise director Matthew Vaughn had previously stated that we wanted Kingsman 3 to finish off the story of Eggsy and Harry, and with Taron Egerton calling Kingsman 3 “one more time” it sounds like the next movie will likely wrap up Eggsy’s story entirely.

As Taron Egerton states that he’s not allowed to talk about it, we certainly don’t get much detail about what the next proper Kingsman movie could possibly be. Egerton seems to like the idea for the story.Matthew Vaughn had indicated that the film will see the return of not just Eggsy or Colin Firth’s Harry, but also the teams of Statesman character that were introduced in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. It seems that, since the last movie left all of these characters in new places, the next film will follow them as they navigate their new situations.

Even if Kingsman 3 ends up being the end of this particular story, there’s no reason to believe that the franchise is going anywhere. With the spinoff prequel, The King’s Man on the way we could get an entirely new series of films. Movies that follow the Statesman characters specifically have also been teased.

At this point we have no idea when the new Kingsman movie will be hitting screens. Originally the movie was expected to film alongside The King’s Man but that clearly did not happen. There’s no set release date, and with 21st Century Fox now being run by Disney, there’s been a lot of release date shuffling that likely put this movie on the back burner a bit.

Hopefully, The King’s Man will be a movie that keeps the franchise fans excited for more and satisfied so that the wait for the proper Kingsman 3 becomes easier to accept. The King’s Man arrives in theaters in February 2020.

James Gunn Says The Suicide Squad Is The Most Fun Movie He’s Directed

James Gunn is a celebrated filmmaker, especially among comic book fans. He masterfully adapted the Guardians of the Galaxy into live-action, resulting in the motley crew of heroes becoming some of the most popular characters in the entire MCU. But following his (temporary) firing from the property, the filmmaker nabbed a gig directing The Suicide Squad for DC. That movie recently began filming, and it seems Gunn is having a really fun time bringing together the group of villains.

The Suicide Squad is one of the most hotly anticipated movies coming to the DC Extended Universe, mostly because of James Gunn’s involvement. The movie will follow up on David Ayer’s original movie, which failed to resonate with critics and audiences when it hit theaters in 2016. Gunn has assembled a mixture of new and returning actors for his version, and he recently expressed how much fun he was having bringing The Suicide Squad to life. Gunn was recently asked which of his movies was the most difficult, saying:

Well, this is exciting. James Gunn has worked on some iconic and hilarious movies during his career. So if he’s having the most fun working on The Suicide Squad, then we should expect a wild ride for the upcoming blockbuster.

James Gunn’s comments come from his recent (massive) Q&A on his personal Instagram page. And his comments should make DC fans every happy, especially following the disappointing performance of David Ayer’s original film. The acclaimed director is having a great time bringing the motley crew of villains together. But the movie isn’t simply fun and games, as Gunn also expressed that it was the most complex project he’s worked on. As such, it seems like just about anything could happen once it hits theaters in 2021.

David Ayer’s Suicide Squad had a lot going for it ahead of its release, which is part of what made the movie’s quality such a disappointment. The first trailer was a raucous ride fueled by “Bohemian Rhapsody”, but the final project left much to be desired. It seemed the franchise was DOA, but James Gunn will bring back Harley, Captain Boomerang, Amanda Waller, and more for his upcoming blockbuster.

James Gunn has already proven how adept he is with ensemble projects, so he seems like the perfect director to breathe new life into The Suicide Squad. If he can bring the same perspective, humor, and heart from Guardians of the Galaxy into the DC project, it might end up being one of the most beloved installments in the DCEU. He’s certainly assembled a strong enough cast.

The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6th, 2021. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.