The Suicide Squad: James Gunn proposes DC crossover with Scooby-Doo

The Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker is set to direct next year’s star-studded supervillain adaptation

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James Gunn has proposed a crossover between Scooby-Doo and his forthcoming DC comics film The Suicide Squad.

Gunn, who previously directed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, wrote the script for the live-action Scooby-Doo adaptation released in 2002.

The comments came in response to a fan on Twitter, who suggested a crossover between the goofy Great Dane and Rocket Raccoon, the CGI character voiced by Bradley Cooper in the Guardians franchise.

Gunn was quick to shut down talk of a Guardians/Scooby-Doo crossover, noting that Warner Bros owns the rights to Scooby-Doo, while Rocket falls under the umbrella of Disney.

Then the filmmaker added: “But, you know, an animated Mystery Ink/The Suicide Squad film is always possible.”

The Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released in August 2021.

The film will be a standalone sequel to David Ayer’s critically panned 2016 film Suicide Squad, which focused on the unlikely team-up between a group of DC supervillains, including The Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (Will Smith).

Many of the 2016 film’s cast are set to return, including Robbie and Viola Davis. A host of new additions have already been announced, including Idris Elba, John Cena and Peter Capaldi.

Gunn also recently confirmed on Twitter that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic had not brought production on the film to a halt. According to Gunn, filming has already concluded, and the filmmakers had ”set up editing from our homes” thanks to “a post production team & studio with foresight”.

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