James Gunn Visits Clint Eastwood’s Set and Talks About Explosions for the Suicide Squad

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Vianney Le Caer/REX/Shutterstock (8628323h) James Gunn 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2' film premiere, Arrivals, London, UK - 24 Apr 2017

James Gunn visited the set of Clint Eastwood’s new film, Richard Jewell’s Ballad, and during his presence on the set he also briefly focused on The Suicide Squad, the DC’s next project that will see the director behind the camera of Guardians of the Galaxy. Gunn documented the event with a photo on Instagram.

In the post on social media, James Gunn praised Clint Eastwood, explaining how important his influence was for his career and his growth as a cinephile and director: “Thank you for inviting us to your home, Clint! I’ll try to get some of that serenity as I set off for the explosions and buildings that fall into The Suicide Squad! ” Gunn wrote on Instagram, suggesting that the intention is to create an epic film as much as Guardians of the Galaxy. 

Currently James Gunn is working on this film, and for this reason, Guardiani Della Galassia Vol. 3 is currently in stand-by, after Gunn’s departure and subsequent reinstatement decided by Disney.
The work for the two films will take place in the same studios, which will probably facilitate the task for the director. 
Kevin Smith claims that The Suicide Squad’s villain will be phenomenal but fans are probably expecting to see just a film quite different from the one created by David Ayer a few years ago.

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Clint Eastwood has been one of my heroes for a long time. His films, both as a director and actor, are an enormous influence. Unforgiven is a cinematic lynchpin for me, a movie that blew my mind the first time I saw it and has continued to do so every one of the 25 or so times I’ve seen it since – but his influence as a director goes all the way back to his debut with Play Misty for Me. That’s not even to mention his work as an actor with Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, two other directors I adore, and his work in gems like In the Line of Fire, Magnum Force, and Where Eagles Dare. Hell – I even, somewhat embarrassingly, know all the words to all the songs in Paint Your Wagon. So when The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran and I got the opportunity to hang out with Clint on the set of his new film, The Ballad of Richard Jewell, I was nervous. After all, they say never meet your heroes. But in person, Clint was kind and easy to talk to. And we got to talk a lot – about his directing style, his new movie, the movies he’s made previously, and more. Clint has a Buddha-like serenity in the middle of the madness of filmmaking, and I got to watch him take charge of an enormous set with a quiet authority – soft words that ripple giant waves. He showed his crew the kindness, loyalty and respect they deserved (and they love him for it in return.) In short, he was just the kind of guy I’d hope he’d be (also, the movie looks amazing and Paul Walter Hauser – @pwhauser – as Richard Jewell is killing it.) So as far as the whole “don’t meet your heroes” thing goes, my experience is 8 out of 10 times you SHOULD. Thanks for inviting us into your home, Clint! I’ll try and take a little bit of that serenity as I walk into the explosions and falling structures of The Suicide Squad.

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