James Gunn Receives Daily Threats Over Suicide Squad 2 Character Deaths
Director James Gunn reveals that he receives daily threats online due to confirmation that some (or all) characters will die in The Suicide Squad.
This morning on IG: “This is a threat. If you kill (character name redacted) I will hatecrime you.” Every. Single. Day. https://t.co/LVlRfMTUG2
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 15, 2021
At this time, Gunn’s candid disclosure that many members of the Suicide Squad will not make it to the end has certainly fanned the flames of anticipation for its premiere. Despite the daily threats he receives, Gunn remains active on Twitter, commenting cryptically on the film’s contents. When Screen Rant posted an article theorizing that seven villains would die, he tweeted, “This is overly optimistic to say the least.”
When it comes to press for The Suicide Squad, Gunn’s response certainly ensures a plot heavy with carnage, which is par for the course in light of the wild antics of the villainous group. Harley Quinn’s survival is one that has been hotly debated online, with many commenters arguing both for and against the likelihood of her demise. At the end of the day, this is a conversation that will only be resolved in the summer. Even then, who lives and who dies will likely spur its own hotbed of conflicts in the realm of social media.