James Gunn Breaks Silence on ‘Suicide Squad’ Death Toll Theory

by Shaina Lucas
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Rumors right? We can’t live with ’em, and can’t live without ’em. As always, some are proven true and some are downright lies. Well, where do theories lie? Eh, it’s 50/50 either way, but here we are taking a look at a Suicide Squad theory going around about the death toll in the new film. A spec piece that can be found on ScreenRant (love the Hamilton reference by the way there guys) has been making the rounds and finally gained the attention of director James Gunn. What are the speculations? Everybody dies! No, just kidding, not really . . . maybe. So, the theory presents that seven characters could end up sleeping with the fishes in the new film. Well, Gunn says that is “overly optimistic” in a tweet released last Saturday.



Since the beginning, Gunn has said “don’t get attached” to the characters. Well, aren’t we already attached and that’s why we’re watching right? Besides that, when the first trailer was released the rated-R film set the record for the most-watched red band trailer on the internet. Dang, it even beat Wonder Woman. In the trailer, we see King Shark, played by Sylvester Stallone, ripping a body in half (ew) and that’s just part of the cake. The icing is hundreds of bullets and guns throughout the whole thing. So far, no death has been leaked . . . yet. For the full synopsis see WB’s release below:

“Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.”

The Suicide Squad comes to theaters and HBO Max on August 6th, 2021. So what do you think? Is it gonna happen? Is Gunn just throwing us off the scent because someone got close to a leak? Let us know in the comments!

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