'The Suicide Squad' Will Screen Early at the Fantasia Film Festival

The Suicide Squad is one of the most highly anticipated superhero movies of the year, and attendees of Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival will be among the lucky few to get to see it early. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be shown in a special event screening at the Fantasia Film Festival, two days before the film opens in theaters on August 6.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Fantasia Film Festival announced that a special event screening of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be held on August 4, the day before the festival officially kicks off with the world premiere of Brain Freeze. The screening will be held at Montreal’s historic Imperial Theater — the only in-person screening of the virtual festival, which will be screen the rest of its films virtually and geo-locked to Canada (with select press access granted worldwide).

Tickets will be available to the public.

Gunn is a longtime friend of Fantasia, first attending the festival in 1997 and holding the Canadian premiere of his Marvel superhero smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy at Fantasia in 2014. So it’s fitting that The Suicide Squad, which comes from the other side of the aisle in Warner Bros.’ DC film universe, will get the Fantasia red carpet rolled out for it as well.

What Else to Expect From Fantasia Film Festival

Fantasia also revealed its second wave of titles to premiere at the upcoming virtual festival, which runs from August 5-25. Those titles include the world premieres of Ruth Platt’s Martyrs Lane, the Timur Bekmambetov (Searching) produced screen-life thriller #BLUE_WHALE, the supernatural feature Ghosting Gloria, and the meme documentary You Can’t Kill Meme.

A few more buzzy premieres: Yukinori Makabe’s Love, Life and Goldfish, Stefan Lernous’s Hotel Poseidon, Kazuaki Seki’s JIGOKU-NO-HANAZONO ~ OFFICE ROYALE ~, and Hong Eui-jeong’s Voice of Silence. Plus a few Sundance hits like We’re All Going to the World’s Fair and Prisoners of the Ghostland.

A third and final wave of titles, including the closing night film, will be unveiled in July.

Here are additional second-wave titles:

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