James Gunn Says Pandemic Hasn’t Delayed ‘The Suicide Squad’ Or ‘Guardians Vol. 3’

The impact of the coronavirus isn’t just on movies we were anticipating for 2020, but it has bled over into 2021 and beyond. The same goes for Warner Bros., who have their DCEU to manage. A single delay, as we’ve seen with both Black Widow and Wonder Woman 1984, could send shockwaves up and down the schedule. There’s only one director who traverses both Marvel and DC, James Gunn, and he wants to assure fans that his movies are still right on time.

Gunn is the director of both The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The former has a release date of August 6th 2021, while the Marvel film will likely arrive a year later. Based on a pair of tweets by Gunn, fans don’t have to worry about either movie being delayed…

Of course, things could change depending on the state of the world, right? Marvel has a logjam of films coming up, and recently added Captain Marvel 2 for July 2022. There’s a lot to consider, that’s all, but for now Gunn has two big superhero films showing up just when he expects them to.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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