Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 and The Suicide Squad won’t be delayed by the coronavirus pandemic according to James Gunn, the Director of both movies.
Answering fans’ questions on his Twitter account, Gunn said that the new Suicide Squad film for Warner Bros. and DC Comics is moving along as planned for its release on August 6, 2021.
“Right now there’s no reason for The Suicide Squad release date to move. We are on or ahead of schedule. We were extremely fortunate to wrap shooting and set up editing from our homes (due to a post-production team and studio with foresight) before quarantine,” Gunn said.
Then, Gunn gave a similar update on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, which does not have a release date yet. “Right now the plans with Vol. 3 are also exactly the same as they were before coronavirus,” he said.
The upcoming slate of Marvel Cinematic Universe films has been shifted due to coronavirus shutting down production throughout the film industry.
Black Widow was pushed from May to November, creating a domino effect of delays for The Eternals, Shang-Chi, Doctor Strange 2 and Thor: Love And Thunder. Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2 are scheduled for the first half of 2022.
Gunn said he and the film’s editors are successfully working from home, but the first images or a trailer for The Suicide Squad are still not quite done.