My Assistant Screwed Up, So We Talked To Tim Gunn About 'The Suicide Squad'
Okay so here’s the thing. We were hoping to get ahead of the hype and talk to James Gunn about his upcoming Suicide Squad sequel, The Suicide Squad. So I get my assistant on the job, he pulls some strings, we get to the interview. Except he brought the wrong Gunn. Whatever. We’re gonna make it work.
Plot Twist: So… uh, well, how do you feel about The Suicide Squad?
Tim Gunn: (He laughs) I don’t know much about it beyond the trailer, but it looks like another directionless and overly gritty offering from the DCEU. But what do I know? I’m not a filmmaker.
PT: Do you at least have an opinion about the costume design?
TG: It’s all over the place. Harley Quinn’s dress is a change of pace, albeit lacking any creative changes from prior iterations. Idris Elba’s outfit is functional; it doesn’t show off what he has to offer, but it works. The shark is a shark. John Cena’s character might have decent costume design. I wouldn’t know. I couldn’t see him throughout the trailer.
PT: You seem underwhelmed.
TG: I am.
PT: How would you change the designs?
TG: Well, I might start by equipping Harley with something more custom-fit. This is her third movie; she’s probably earned a fully decked-out suit by now. Next, I’d take Pete Davidson’s costume and remove him from it. He doesn’t need to be there. Finally, I’d include a well-dressed mentor for the group, preferably played by me.
PT: So you want to be in the movie.
TG: Of course. I could be just the thing to pull this extended universe out of its rut. Plus, whatever the characters are going through can’t be any more stressful than Project Runway.
PT: How do you see yourself fitting into the film?
TG: (He pulls out a large folder of crayon-on-printer-paper sketches) I’m glad you asked. My DCEU original character (OC) is Gunnman. His powers are extreme wisdom and also control over all textiles. I designed him myself.
PT: And you think Gunnman would be a formidable asset to the team?
TG: Of course. It’s like the old warning: you shouldn’t bring Tim Gunn to a knife fight.