Host James Enstall and producer Joey Vosevich have a spoiler-filled discussion about their history with The Suicide Squad comics and movies and review James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” (2021).
0:42 James’ very 1st episode of Geek to Me Radio featured a review of “Suicide Squad” (2016) https://bit.ly/geektome1
2:45 James’ 1st exposure to The Suicide Squad was reading Justice League International #13. Later on he bought the 66 issue run off ebay for about $16.
6:05 James’ problems with “Suicide Squad” (2016)
9:55 Superhero movie exhaustion
10:42 It’s just better to see a movie in the theater
13:36 James interviewed John Ostrander back in 2017 about his involvement in “Suicide Squad” (2016) https://bit.ly/geektome42
15:44 James Gunn getting fired by Disney was a good thing
20:40 DC knew what they were going to get with James Gunn and practically wrote him a blank check
21:43 It was smart not to make Idris Elba do a Will Smith impression
22:06 Margot Robbie embodies Harley Quinn
23:15 “The Suicide Squad” (2021) is very rewatchable
25:38 There is a “The Suicide Squad” (2021) watch along on August 30th at 8pm CT with James Gunn on Twitter
26:50 Rick Flag was vastly improved over the previous film
27:56 Sequel VS Reboot? Release the David Ayer cut?
29:55 Favorite characters
30:30 David Dastmalchian is a friend of Geek to Me Radio. Listen to his past appearances https://bit.ly/geektome36 , https://bit.ly/geektome156
34:03 Check out “The Belko Experiment” written by James Gunn
35:05 James’ expectations might have been a little too high for “The Suicide Squad” (2021). Was Starro taken out too easily? Was Peter Capaldi underutilized?
38:20 Emotionally manipulated by the soundtrack
41:43 https://letterboxd.com is a great app for reading and writing movie reviews
45:00 We are looking forward to talking about “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” in a future episode. Check our episode with Shang-Chi comic writer Gene Luen Yang https://bit.ly/geektome214
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