DC Fans Keep Threatening James Gunn Over The Suicide Squad Character Deaths

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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Director James Gunn is in for a busy couple of years thanks to working with both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. He’s set to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and the GOTG holiday special for release in 2022 and ‘23, and he's delivering The Suicide Squad for the DCEU in less than three months.

Throughout Gunn’s films, he’s never shied away from killing off major characters.

Although Vin Diesel’s Groot returned after Guardians of the Galaxy, Michael Rooker’s Yondu met his demise four years ago in Vol. 2. Teases have already been laid out for similar deaths in The Suicide Squad, especially with a cast of over two dozen Hollywood megastars.

Gunn is known as a very active personality on Twitter, which he used to share what’s been happening to him with all of these death rumors.


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The Suicide Squad director James Gunn took to Twitter to discuss how fans are threatening him over characters potentially dying in The Suicide Squad.

Gunn referenced a chat he had with Den of Geek News, commenting on how he gets these kinds of threats “Every. Single. Day:”

Regardless of the negativity, Gunn revealed that most of the comments he’s seen on the matter are positive. He continued by saying he just tries to “stay focused on what [he loves] to do:”

Going into specifics, Gunn spoke on how he wrote the “basic story outline early” in his process of making the movie.



In the same way that Gunn is no stranger to killing off key players in his movies, he’s also never been one to spoil key plot points like that either. However, he makes it clear that events like this were planned out early on as he developed the story for his first DCEU outing.

As for the threats on social media, that seems to come with being one of the most active comic book movie personalities online. Additionally, with about two dozen big-name actors coming into play, both newcomers and returning stars from Suicide Squad, there are certainly enough candidates for characters who could bite the proverbial bullet.

No matter which anti-heroes live or die, it doesn't appear that these social media interactions with Gunn will stop anytime soon.

The Suicide Squad will debut in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.