Empire Magazine Issue 391 (August 2021) James Gunn x The Suicide Squad
You never know quite what you’re going to get with a new James Gunn movie – and his take on The Suicide Squad looks set to be especially wild. The comic book chaos of Guardians, with the subversive violence and genre-twists of Super and Slither, plus an entire squad of miscreants taking on a giant rampaging alien starfish? Go on then, we’re in. This month’s issue of Empire goes deep into the making of Gunn’s upcoming gonzo DC Comics adaptation – with five collectible covers featuring the all-new Squad, a world-exclusive Jim Lee art print, and a major James Gunn special. Find it on newsstands from Thursday 8 July, and take a sneak peek inside the mag here.
Suicide Squad: How do you wrangle a sprawling cast, a massive man-made beach, a kaiju-starfish villain, and some of the weirdest comic book characters ever created into one mad, majestic movie? Empire speaks to James Gunn, his players (including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, John Cena and more), and his crew to get the full story on the making of his wildest movie yet.
And there’s tons more inside too – we take a world-exclusive first look at Gunn’s upcoming Peacemaker series, hear all about his favourite film beasts, and get an exclusive playlist of songs that nearly made it onto The Suicide Squad soundtrack.
Read about it on the Empire website.