Writer / director James Gunn reveals an Easter egg in Suicide squad dedicated to his late dog, Dr. Wesley Von Spears. Gunn’s adaptation of James Ostrander’s DC comic sees an outlandish roster of super villains sent on a suicide mission in exchange for reduced prison time. In the independent monitoring of 2016 Suicide squad, Rick Flag, and Harley Quinn join the newcomers, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Ratcatcher 2, Polka-Dot Man, King Shark, and a host of other very unfortunate ones (who may or may not make it to the movie bill).
On Suicide squad, Amanda Waller sends Task Force X to Corto Maltese to destroy all traces of Project Starfish, which involved capture and experimentation on Starro the Conqueror. After a few twists and the possible destruction of the entire island, the remaining members of Task Force X decide to step up and be heroes. Despite its tremendous, hilarious, and R-rated nature, Gunn’s latest film has a heart reminiscent of his work at Marvel. Guardians of the Galaxy. Like that franchise Suicide squad it is about a group of misfits who reconcile their outcast status and become the best versions of themselves. Or at least friendship and feeling a little less lonely.
In a recent Twitter post, James Gunn discussed an Easter egg in Suicide squad dedicated to his best friend. In the tweet, Gunn revealed that all of the cigars in the film are branded “Dr. Wesley Von Spears, ”which was the name of his 16-year-old dog, who passed away a couple of weeks before the end of principal photography. Check out the post below:
The cigars in #ElSuicideSquad they are “Dr. Wesley Von Spears, ”named after my 16-year-old best friend, who passed away a couple of weeks before filming ended. Wes can also be seen in the arms of my assistant Meg in the foster home with @stormreid watching TV near the end of the movie. pic.twitter.com/KxbwejEjqC
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 23, 2021
Gunn, who regularly engages with fans on social media, has taken to Twitter / Instagram a lot recently to reveal behind-the-scenes information about Suicide squad. This has included how the Rick Flag / Peacemaker fight scene was filmed, as well as other scenes that were difficult to film. Before the film’s release, Gunn had also been very open about the loss of his dog. During Suicide squadIn 2020, production was halted so Gunn could say goodbye to his dying dog, Dr. Wesley Von Spears. In one of GunnIn past Instagram posts, he shared images of Von Spears on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy and Suicide squad, Gunn wrote “To the world you were Dr. Wesley Von Spears or Von Spears, but to me you were Wesley and the best friend I have ever had. I love you friend. Thanks for making me a better man. “
Especially when it comes to Marvel movies, there are those who write comic book movies as formulaic or lacking in depth. Gunn’s films, in particular, discredit this: They are always very personal to him. In the past, he has talked about Groot’s attractiveness in Guardians of the Galaxy being the innocence of the character and the meaning of others. Much of Groot is based on Von Spears because of his “puppy innocence. Murder and mayhem aside, King Shark possesses similar qualities, as does Ratcatcher 2’s best friend Sebastian, whom Gunn has described as his favorite characters. That said, the knowledge of Suicide squadis “Dr. Not only do Wesley Von Spears cigars add to the overall enjoyment of the movie by fans, but they are an immortalized goodbye.
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