James Gunn took to social media on Friday to announce that The Suicide Squad is moving up its release date to Aug. 5 in the U.S.
“For those of you who can’t wait, #TheSuicideSquad is coming to you a day early in the US,” said Gunn. “See it on the evening of Thursday, August 5 – which also happens to be my birthday. #InSquadWeTrust.” He also shared a new poster at the same time.
For those of you who can’t wait, #TheSuicideSquad is coming to you a day early in the US – see it on the evening of Thursday, August 5 – which also happens to be my birthday. #InSquadWeTrust pic.twitter.com/8Z1SJBqpcU
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 9, 2021
While most movies in the U.S. technically open the night before their release date, this sounds like it will be a bit more significant. Possibly moving to an earlier time in the evening. Also unclear is if this will mean any change to the Aug. 6 release date for the film on HBO Max.
As of the publication of this post, we have not had any further clarification to these questions, and will update as soon as we do.
The release date for the U.K. and other select territories remains June 30.