James Gunn Celebrates Birthday, New Title Logo for ‘The Suicide Squad’

James Gunn The Suicide Squad
Article by Adam Poncharoensub

In case you weren’t aware, James Gunn and his team managed to wrap The Suicide Squad just before quarantine. With all the footage needed, the film continued into post-production without delay and is expected to hit its August 6, 2021 release date. Just a little under a year from now. In the meantime, James Gunn has been very active on social media, answering questions from fans, and providing minor updates. On August 5th, Gunn celebrated his birthday by revealing the new title logo for The Suicide Squad.

To celebrate James Gunn’s birthday, his team sent him the new official title logos for the upcoming flick, in different languages. It’s pretty darn neat.

Takes a look:

New look

Overall, it’s overhauled visually, but not conceptually. The title still remains centered, one word per line, with bullet holes through “suicide.” It even retains the same red, black, and yellow color scheme. However, this one is much louder and in-your-face with striking font and bright yellow. It seems more characteristic of the skwad. For some odd reason, the font makes me think that it was spray painted with a stencil. Is that just me? Or are the suburban streets of Miami affecting my perception. The scent of palm trees roasting in the summer can cause one to hallucinate, I’m told. (Disclaimer: This is not true.)

In case you forgot, this was the placeholder title treatment when the film was announced:

Of course, Gunn made sure to end his Tweet by teasing DC FanDome on August 22nd.

Birthday wishes

Also, the skwad crew went even further to celebrate his birthday by compiling birthday wishes from a ton of cast members and friends:

The minute-long clip features wonderful birthday wishes from the likes of Margot Robbie, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Jai Courtney, Steve Agee, and more! What a wonderful way to virtually celebrate it during this time.

Birthday wishes from some cool cats and a new title logo for The Suicide Squad. Sounds like as good a time as you can get at this moment. From DKN, Happy belated Birthday, James Gunn!

What do you think of the new title treatment? Better or worse?

James Gunn will appear at DC FanDome on August 22 to reveal more about The Suicide Squad, which is still expected to hit theatres on August 6, 2021.

Also, there’s more Task Force X on the horizon. Rocksteady Studios just announced a Suicide Squad game. Learn more about it here.




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Adam Poncharoensub is a blogger, movie critic, and Born-Again Batman fan. When he’s not chained to his desk writing, he likes to spend his days spreading the gospel of the Dark Knight in the treacherous suburbs of Miami or working under Dropping Loads Productions, where he co-hosts a comedy podcast and produces sketches.