The Suicide Squad trailer was full of interesting tidbits, but it also shared one of the most anticipated cameos by fans.
James Gunn has been very blunt about his love for John Ostrander’s run of the Suicide Squad comic series. He let fans know ages ago that Ostrander had a cameo in the movie, but apparently, he couldn’t wait to share it with the world.
Following the release of The Suicide Squad trailer on Friday, Gunn shared that Ostrander is visible in the trailer. “Did you see him in the trailer? It only makes sense that the actual creator of #TheSuicideSquad is the one to put the bombs in their heads (and it helped that John Ostrander was actually a former actor.)” Gunn said in a tweet.
Did you see him in the trailer? It only makes sense that the actual creator of #TheSuicideSquad is the one to put the bombs in their heads (and it helped that John Ostrander was actually a former actor.) https://t.co/w8k8uvWkld pic.twitter.com/kdhxzM16Th
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 26, 2021
We really can’t fault his logic on which role he chose for Ostrander.
“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 is due to hit theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6, 2021.
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