With tickets going on sale tomorrow, James Gunn’s Suicide Squad gets a brand new IMAX poster that assembles Task Force X in its entirety.
An IMAX poster for The Suicide Squad assembles the film’s entire team. Following James Gunn’s firing from Disney for offensive tweets, Warner Bros. quickly swooped in to hire the Guardians of the Galaxy director, granting him free rein to work with any DC property of his choice. Gunn centered on a passion project, a film about DC’s covert paramilitary team of Belle Reve Penitentiary detainees organized by Amanda Waller and sent out on high-risk missions in exchange for shortened prison sentences.
With David Ayer’s Suicide Squad having just been released in 2016, the relationship between the two films is naturally complicated. Other than a few returning characters like Viola Davis as Agent Waller, Gunn’s Suicide Squad doesn’t address or directly reference its predecessor in any way. Since it’s not a traditional sequel nor a full reboot either, the term soft reboot has caught on. While Task Force X was formed to stop Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) in the previous film, Gunn’s version will find the team of supervillains in the fictional South American country of Corto Maltese crossing paths with a giant telepathic starfish known as Starro.
With the film’s release date coming up on August 6, tickets go on sale tomorrow, July 14, so The Suicide Squad has gotten a brand new IMAX poster that assembles Gunn’s version of Task Force X in its entirety. They are, from left to right: Savant (Michael Rooker), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Weasel (Sean Gunn), King Shark (Sylvester Stallone), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Arm-Fall-Off-Boy (Nathan Fillion), Peacemaker (John Cena), Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Mongal (Mayling Ng), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior), Javelin (Flula Borg), and Thinker (Peter Capaldi). Check out the full IMAX poster below:
While The Suicide Squad will be getting a simultaneous release on HBO Max, this poster is the latest reminder that the film was tailor-made for IMAX. In a tweet sharing the poster, Gunn explains it was filmed entirely with IMAX cameras. Just as Rick Flag actor, Joel Kinnaman, previously discussed, The Suicide Squad is meant to be seen in theaters, especially since audiences are craving this communal experience in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
With theaters reopening across the United States, some in full capacity, the state of the domestic box office is looking promising. Godzilla vs. Kong was one of the first releases to test the waters and ended up having a successful run, and A Quiet Place Part II followed suit. F9 and Black Widow have helped restore a sense of normalcy for summer blockbusters, but reports indicate the US box office won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024. With less than a month to go until its release, audiences have some time before flocking to theaters to see The Suicide Squad, which will surely be judged against this summer’s past releases, as well as its 2016 predecessor.
Source: Warner Bros.
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