When Ben Affleck‘s angry, grizzled Dark Knight was cast aside in favor of Robert Pattinson as a young detective Batman in writer (with Mattson Tomlin) and director Matt Reeves‘s The Batman, it seemed like the movie might exist in a different part of the DCEU timeline, if not in a parallel movieverse altogether. But, with writer-director James Gunn keeping much of the original Suicide Squad cast, but “re-imagining” the world in which they live and operate in The Suicide Squad, many fans began to quest whether there could be some crossover between the new Batman and the new Suicide Squad.
The question was finally posed directly to Gunn and he dashed the hopes of many by stating that he believed Reeves was aware of who was in his script for The Suicide Squad, but that, “Nope,” there was no crossover planned. What there will be in his first and possibly only movie for Warner Bros. before returning to Marvel to direct Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3. are plenty of practical effects.
In comments posted on a throwback BST video from the set of the first Guardians, Gunn declared that The Suicide Squad uses “more practical sets and effects” than “all” of his “other films combined.”
The Suicide Squad is slated to be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.
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