John Cena says “The Suicide Squad” is not a sequel or reboot
James Gunn’s The suicide squad crash lands in theaters and on HBO Max next August. A sequel to that of David Ayer Suicide Squad, the film is the tenth installment of the DC Extended Universe. While Suicide Team was rated PG-13, The suicide squad will raise the stakes with an R rating. The superhero movie has previously been described as a standalone sequel to Suicide Squad, also serving as a soft reboot of the critical 2016 film. However, John Cena – who plays Peacemaker in the film – would describe him as neither.
In a recent interview with Observer, Cena explained his subjective take on the film. âPerception is everything, and I will not change your perception. But I will offer mine, âhe said. “The suicide squad is neither a sequel nor a reboot. The suicide squad is the Suicide Squad from the brains of one of James Gunn’s most surprisingly twisted creative minds I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. He then added that Gunn was “gifted in so many ways.”
Cena also acknowledged how the ‘sequel or reboot’ question fuels the Suicide Team‘s hype. “The good thing about what’s going on with The suicide squad that’s exactly what you’re saying. People expect to be something, âCena said. âBut no one is ready to see this movie. Everyone needs it in their life, trust me. But no one is ready to see what it is. No one. âCena’s enthusiasm for Gunn is evident, and the couple will once again be working together on a Peacemaker derivative series for HBO Max.
Of course, Cena’s sighting is just a catch. Due to its placement in the DCEU, The suicide squad will always act chronologically as a follow-up to Suicide Squad. But the technical details of defining it as a sequel or reboot come down to the opinion of each viewer.
The suicide squad arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6.
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