The Suicide Squad Has More Practical Effects Than Most Marvel Movies Put Together

When discussing the upcoming Suicide Squad, director James Gunn explained that it has special effects that are more practical than most Marvel films combined.

James Gunn, of course, is best known for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the two Guardians of the Galaxy films, but the director is actively trying to explain how different his new DC Extended Universe film, The Suicide Squad, is from his films. Marvel’s past works and one area where the difference is visible is in the special effects for Troops.

Gunn explained the differences during a set visit attended by Screen Rant and other outlets, where he noted that The Suicide Squad, unlike most Marvel films, uses so-called “practical” special effects instead of computer-generated (CGI) imagery. more general. of most Marvel movies. This is the kind of effect Tom Cruise famously used in the film Mission: Impossible, where Cruise falls out of a helicopter or climbs onto a roof.

Everything… almost completely practical. The biggest set ever in almost any film, ever… I could take all the department heads that I use in other movies, and just do the ‘Best.'”

Gunn then made a special comparison to the Marvel films by adding, “And Sudick, who did the special effects we just said this morning, he did more special effects, more special effects live in this film, than any Marvel movie ever. he made. combined. Which is every Marvel movie made in Atlanta.”

The main message that Gunn wants is to note that this more practical effect allows the violence in the film to feel more “real.” He ended by noting, “So it’s just a much more down-to-earth film—a darker film. Gorier. This is more terrifying.”

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Michael Rooker as Savant, Flula Borg as Javelin, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, Mayling NG as Mongal, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, Alice Braga as Solsoria, Sylvester Stallone as King Shark, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Nathan Fillion as TDK, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang and John Cena as Peacemaker, with Steve Agee, Taika Waititi and Storm Reid. The film arrives in theaters and on HBO Max August 6.

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