James Gunn, director of The Suicide Squad, is not happy with Warner Bros.’s decision to set the HBO Max movie. All the 17 movies of Warner Bros. in 2021 will be put to HBO Max and in theaters on the very day. The movie will persist on the platform for a month at no extra charge to subscribers. Gunn’s cinema is one of the studio’s significant releases for 2021, part of a program that involves other blockbusters like The Matrix 4 and Dune.
James Gunn Is Not Satisfied With The Suicide Squad Moving to HBO Max
James Gunn is not happy with the decision taken by Warner Bros. to shift The Suicide Squad to HBO Max, for which he was not offered a satisfactory compensation.
The Suicide Squad is the successor of David Ayer’s 2016 film. It’s both a continuation and a return after the original movie was greeted poorly by critics. Still, the Suicide Squadmade a profit at the box office, and Gunn’s association is an exciting prospect for the franchise’s future. As part of the DCEU, The Suicide Squad is an essential stepping stone in the studio’s forthcoming slate of DC films as they attempt to create together a flourishing comic book movie multiverse.
With many in the business confused by Warner Bros.’s step, many are starting to speak out. Gunn himself is bothered by the move. According to references, the director, who usually is “platform-agnostic,” is unsettled with the move both for being blindsided and for the solutions they proposed. Authorities say the studio offered them a dull compensation form that would see the director and other profit members receive money on the backend.
Gunn is not the only director in Hollywood upset with the studio. Christopher Nolan, with his recent movie Tenet, too, is not happy with the studio. With reports also spreading that Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins and its star Gal Gadot receiving upwards of $10 million each, Gunn found their payment offer unsatisfactory indicates the lack of planning around this move. At the same time, Warner Bros. cited the desire to announce the decision quickly.
The Suicide Squadis one of 2021’s most awaited films and next up, after Wonder Woman, in the studio’s slate of DC movies. Warner Bros. brought Gunn from Disney after his firing from the workshop, and he probably was not a budget get. The director directed Guardians of the Galaxy into a runaway hit, and Warner Bros. is most likely assuming he’ll do the same with The Suicide Squad after the original’s warm reception. That being said, Gunn should be sufficiently compensated, and all of the news coming out of this disaster symbolize a random and ill-planned notice that is leaving a talent as Gunn feels rejected by the wayside.