James Gunn Joined After Twitter Message From Producer

  • Warning: There are minor spoilers forward for “Harley Quinn” season 3, streaming now on HBO Max.
  • Director James Gunn unusually cameos at the new season as himself.
  • Executive manufacturers Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern informed Insider he joined the display after a Twitter DM.

The wait is over. After greater than two years, season 3 of Kaley Cuoco’s underrated gem, “Harley Quinn,” is again.

If you song into the primary 3 episodes of the grownup animated sequence, now streaming on its new house of HBO Max, you can catch “The Suicide Squad” director James Gunn in a very powerful cameo because the director of a Thomas Wayne biopic.

Teased within the display’s trailers, Insider requested the display’s government manufacturers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker over Zoom on Wednesday how Gunn wound up at the new season.

It seems Twitter performed a large position in making the cameo a fact.

“We knew he was once partial to the display,” Schumacker informed Insider. “He had form of simply, all of the sudden, been tweeting in regards to the display, clips, or simply ideas on it — all very certain.”

“We knew we have been going to be doing this storyline that concerned a form of status awards-worthy biopic of Thomas Wayne, more or less ‘Aviator’-style,” Schumacker persisted, pronouncing they have been looking for out who is also a perfect have compatibility for the a part of the director.

“We considered James as a result of, I feel it is truthful to mention, he makes big-budget popcorn motion pictures that aren’t this. But now that is his transition into… Now he is in his Scorsese length and he is making one thing just a little bit extra severe.”

There was once only one drawback. Neither Schumacker nor Halpern knew Gunn. They simply knew that he truly looked as if it would experience their animated sequence. 

Schumacker took a big gamble and reached out to Gunn over Twitter.

It paid off.

“I simply DM’ed him as a result of we came about to practice every different, by no means considering I might get a solution. We do not truly know every different. I’ve by no means met him in particular person,” Schumacker stated. “What ended up going down was once he were given again to me virtually straight away and was once like, “I’m in. Let’s do that. Here’s my rep’s information. Let’s make it occur.'”

“Within a couple of weeks, I were given to voice direct him,” Schumacker added. “It was once far off as a result of he was once up in Vancouver capturing ‘Peacemaker.’ We spent like an hour or so in combination, remotely, and it was once a blast.”

James Gunn cameos as himself on season three of

James Gunn cameos as himself on season 3 of “Harley Quinn.”

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Schumacker stated they bounced round concepts for meta jokes on Marvel, the place Gunn has directed the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, and that Gunn was once “a just right recreation” who even introduced up some bits of his personal that driven the envelope a little bit extra. 

“He’s a humorous improviser,” stated Schumacker of the way sport Gunn was once for the rest. “He can have stated no to all these things and he did not. He stated sure to it all… It was once like a fish to water in this kind of context for him.”

On the season, Gunn’s personality directs a fictional Billy Bob Thornton (who’s voiced by way of the actor) as Bruce Wayne’s father and interacts with Clayface (Alan Tudyk), an aspiring thespian who would do the rest for a possibility to paintings with Gunn, although it approach shapeshifting his frame right into a director’s chair to stay him comfy. 

James Gunn cameos on season three of

Clayface has the power to shapeshift into anyone or object.

Courtesy of HBO Max


“I simply truly admire that he made time to do it as a result of I do know ‘Peacemaker’ was once a large enterprise,” Schumacker stated, including, “I feel he is pleased with it ‘reason he is modified his Twitter avatar to his Harley caricature self.”

“We’d like to have him again if he is ever round and we finally end up getting fortunate sufficient to do some other season,”  Schumacker added. “It could be nice.”

Also starring the voice abilities of Lake Bell, Ron Funches, Jason Alexander, and JB Smoove, the primary 3 episodes of “Harley Quinn” at the moment are streaming on HBO Max. 

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