The Suicide Squad: James Gunn Won’t Reveal Which Task Force X Member Has Most Screen Time

The Suicide Squad is an enigmatic beast…and director James Gunn isn’t giving us much to go off of.

The DC Extended Universe is an interesting organism. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is easily the higher quality, more consistent beast, I don’t get quite as excited by their movies. While in the MCU, I can pretty much know what I’m going to be getting when I dip back in, the DCEU is a wild card. Will it be long and overly-serious? Will it be kid-friendly and ridiculous? How many F-bombs or bone-crunching fight scenes will it have? With DC, we are promised unrestricted variety to our viewing time. Add in the fact that they aren’t afraid to actively retcon their story and you have a recipe for intrigue. At least for me.

This is why I’m most intrigued for The Suicide Squad. This is a film that will effectively act as both a reboot and a sequel to the David Ayer-directed film from a few years back. Between that news and the fact that Warner Bros. is clearly feeling no pressure to make these movies feel cohesive, it’s hard not to wonder what to expect. What does writer-director James Gunn have up his sleeve?

Sadly, he ain’t telling much. The man was asked one simple question: which member of the titular Suicide Squad would have the most screen time. His response was quite telling.

“I would consider answering this question a pretty sizable spoiler,” Gunn responded on Twitter. 

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What does that mean? Why would it be a spoiler to know who the film will actually focus on? It could mean we are in for a bait and switch at some point, which could be cool. And given the premise of the franchise, it would be a cool way to go about setting up the story. They could build up a main character Psycho style and then kill them off, passing the baton to someone else.  

Another cool note is that Gunn stated he knows the rating of the film but won’t tell. I don’t know about you, but I think that basically confirms this bad boy will be R rated. They did it with Birds of Prey, and I feel like they’ll be inclined to repeat it here.

What do you think of Gunn’s comments? Who do you want to be the main character of The Suicide Squad? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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