The Suicide Squad saw familiar characters like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag mixing with a huge lineup of newcomers, such as Idris Elba’s Bloodsport, Sylvester Stallone’s King Shark and Daniela Melchior’s Ratcatcher 2.
Serving as a standalone sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad.
This time around, the officially-designated Task Force X was sent to the nation of Corto Maltese to destroy a laboratory containing the giant alien starfish known as Starro.
Gunn was hired to direct and write The Suicide Squad in the interim period where he’d been fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, although ironically, Disney rehired him onto the threequel just one day after signed onto the DCEU movie.