The Suicide Squad is set to introduce a brand new version of Task Force X into the realm of the DCEU, but not all of the members will be entirely new. Instead, it was revealed that some of the members from the original Suicide Squad from the 2016 film will still be featured, such as Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flagg .
Given that, The Suicide Squad is currently being billed by fans as a hybrid reboot/sequel, and this aspect was further amplified by the comments of Captain Boomerang actor Jai Courtney, in which the actor described it as "not a strict sequel" to its 2016 predecessor.
Regardless, the anticipation surrounding The Suicide Squad is sky-high, especially after numerous reveals from last August's DC FanDome and last month's Task Force X-heavy Empire issue . Now, it seems that more tidbits about The Suicide Squad will be unveiled, thanks to an upcoming virtual convention next month.
In a tweet, Warner Bros. Brasil confirmed that James Gunn's The Suicide Squad will have a panel at next month's CCXP Worlds online event. The virtual panel will commence on December 6 at 5 PM GMT-3 or 3 PM ET.
É muita gente e é muita loucura. Não tem esquadrão mais divertido que esse! 💥 Confira essa trupe no nosso painel na #CCXPWorlds, 6 de Dezembro às 17h.#OEsquadrãoSuicida #SomosWarnerMedia #WarnerNaCCXP pic.twitter.com/An67BfFSPx
Update : In a latest tweet, James Gunn has confirmed that "some" of The Suicide Squad cast members will join the panel for "some ridiculous fun."
Oi, my beloved Brazil & my friends all over the world - Join me & some of #TheSuicideSquad at #CCXPWorlds December 6 at 5 pm for some ridiculous fun. 🇧🇷❤️🇧🇷 #OEsquadrãoSuicida pic.twitter.com/OOOVKqiSHt
WHAT THIS MEANS
It's unclear what the upcoming virtual panel of The Suicide Squad will look like, but it's safe to say that there will be more reveals about the film next month. Interestingly, The Suicide Squad director James Gunn made a promise to fans last year that he will "show them something" from the film, potentially hinting that more footage will be unveiled aside from the behind-the-scenes sneak peek that was released during DC FanDome:
I love my Brazilian fans at #CCXP and can’t wait to show them something from #TheSuicideSquad next year. https://t.co/kMntToVwJG
Considering Gunn posted the tweet months before the global pandemic, there's a slight chance that the original plan of the director was altered. However, given that The Suicide Squad will be released next year, it's possible that a short teaser trailer will be released to boost the excitement of fans.
On top of that, Gunn has been vocal about The Suicide Squad in recent months, and it is expected that the outspoken director will share more notable tidbits about Task Force X during the online panel. It's also possible that some of the cast members of the film will join him in the panel to provide more information about their characters. Not only that, given that filming for Peacemaker will begin soon, there's a chance that Gunn will provide hints about that project as well.
All in all, the virtual panel for The Suicide Squad should bode well for fans of the franchise, and it will be interesting to see what else will be revealed to further hype up the film's eventual release next year.