“They’re mostly boring to me right now!” he said with a laugh. “I loved them at the beginning and there are still people trying to do different things [with them], so it’s not a 100% rule, but a lot of them are boring. So I think it’s about bringing in other elements from different genres.”
His first Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, was a huge hit. So much so that a second one was filmed and a third one is in the works.
“I loved the idea of making a supervillain war caper film,” he explained. “Films like The Dirty Dozen and Where Eagles Dare, those are of different elements from the backdrop of war and the caper heist element, to the sneaking around, the high stakes, the adventure.”
In the new film, Task Force X is dispatched to the jungle of a remote island on a search-and-destroy mission to locate an old laboratory hiding a terrible secret. Gunn described the appeal of the film for him, saying, “It gave me a great excuse to be able to create a film a genre I’ve loved since I was a little kid, and do it in a big way and not have to hold back.”
New and returning cast members include Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as the new assassin Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Michael Rooker as Savant, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Nathan Fillion as T.D.K., Sean Gunn as Weasel and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.