“Most superhero movies are boring.” James Gunn is disenchanted with the ‘Suicide Squad’ genre

Suicide squad‘ (The Suicide Squad, 2021) de James Gunn It is shaping up to be one of the highest grossing and important films of this summer. However, in full promotion of the film Gunn has declared in an interview with SFX Magazine what feels a growing apathy for the superhero genre, which has made him try to give it a spin in his new film, which will be released in theaters next August 6, 2021.

After showing your disappointment with Martin Scorsese for his statements about the cinema of Superheroes, now, in the interview Gunn has expressed (laughing) that superhero movies:

“They are, above all, boring for me at the moment! I loved them at first and there are still people who try to do different things. [con ellas], so it’s not a 100% rule, but a lot of them are boring. So I think it’s about incorporating other elements from different genres. “

The idea with ‘The Suicide Squad’ was do something that stands out from other superhero movies, dating back to the late 80s comic book series written by John Ostrander. That also meant looking to other genres for inspiration.

“I loved the idea of ​​making a supervillain war shenanigans movie. Films like ‘Twelve of the Gallows’ or ‘Challenge of the Eagles’, which also have different elements, from the backdrop of war or the element of the robbery , to cell escape, high stakes, adventure .. “.

In the movie, the Squad is tasked with traveling to the jungle to destroy a nazi-era lab that hides a terrible secret. This premise:

“It gave me a great excuse to be able to create a movie in a genre that I have loved since I was a kid, and do it big and not have to hold back. It’s a mix of genres, mixing superhero antics with the feel of a war movie “.