The Suicide Squad, slated for a 2021 release, has been one of the most anticipated and mysterious upcoming DC films. During the recent DC FanDome event, director James Gunn finally revealed the main characters and a peek at the film through a behind-the-scenes featurette.
Known for his active presence on social media and willingness to interact with fans, Gunn has continued to make a number of reveals about The Suicide Squad on Twitter, such as the release of several posters, previews for the film's panel at DC FanDome, his inspirations for the film, and more. But from today's series of tweets, it's clear he isn't done yet...
James Gunn's response to a fan's complaint about a 1.85 aspect ratio listed for The Suicide Squad earlier today revealed some surprising and historic information about the 2021 film.
That's IMAX, man. You get a bigger screen (it's actually more 1.90). Wouldn't you rather we did this than cut off the edges like most films do, so you're not seeing the full movie in IMAX?— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 27, 2020
When asked by another fan on Twitter just how much of the film is in IMAX, Gunn replied with the following, confirming that "all" of the movie is in the expanded ratio:
WHAT THIS MEANS
If this information is what it sounds like, The Suicide Squad will be the third superhero film ever to be shot entirely in IMAX, joining the ranks of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
We know that Warner Bros. gave Gunn a great deal of freedom and unwavering support for this film, a point Gunn touched on during the film's panel at the DC FanDome. A DC film shot in IMAX further confirms their confidence in his project and the need for it to be seen in this fashion.
Gunn is also known for his unique style, as evidenced by the Guardians of the Galaxy films and his previous filmography before them. Fans will surely be interested to see how that style is complimented by the full immersion IMAX provides.