Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn Reveals That Aamir Khan’s Lagaan Is His Favourite Indian Movie
James Gunn, who is famously known for his franchise film – Guardians of the Galaxy, recently revealed that he loves to watch Indian films. He also revealed that Aamir Khan’s Lagaan is his favourite Indian movie. The revelation came after a fan asked him on Twitter if he watches Indian movies.
“Do you see any Indian movies @JamesGunn sir?” the fan tweeted, to which the director replied, “Many. Lagaan is probably my favourite.” Seeing his response, several fans tweeted him with more movie suggestions. Aamir Khan’s film including Dangal, Taare Zameen Par, and 3 Idiots were recommended by the fans.
Many. Lagaan is probably my favorite.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 4, 2021
Interestingly, James Gunn isn’t the only Hollywood celebrity to have expressed their love for the film. Earlier, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr too had admitted to like the film. He had compared Aamir to Tom Hanks, and had told a leading daily in 2010, “I happened to see Lagaan and believe Aamir Khan was extraordinary.”
Talking about Gunn’s next film, The Suicide Squad 2, the film will release on HBO Max and theatres in August. The release date of the follow-up to the two successful Guardians franchise films was also revealed earlier this week. Vol. 3 of Guardians of the Galaxy will arrive in 2023. Apart from this, the director is currently working on a streaming spinoff to The Suicide Squad which will revolve around John Cena’s character. The series is titled The Peacemaker, and will premiere on HBO Max.
With The Suicide Squad 2, we will get to see new members joining the team. Saturday Night Live fame Pete Davidson is among the new cast members. He will be seen playing the role of Blackguard in the sequel. Idris Elba has also joined the team as Bloodsport. John Cena will be seen essaying the role of Peace-Maker in The Suicide Squad 2.
The ensemble for the movie also includes David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Alice Braga as Sul Soria, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, Nathan Fillion as T.D.K., Mayling Ng as Mongal, Michael Rooker as Savant, Peter Capaldi as Thinker, Sean Gunn as Weasel, and Flula Borg as Javelin. The film is slated to release on August 6 in theatres.