Is a SUICIDE SQUAD sequel already in development?

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It’s still very early days into the DC Comic Cinematic Universe, but it seems like they are certainly trying to move ahead with expanding on it as much as possible, despite all the debates over whether Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is actually going to spring a profit or not.

One upcoming DC film that hasn’t been suffering from any negative press thus far has been Suicide Squad, which from all the footage released so far is shaping up to be an epic movie and to see a strong teaming up of some of the most iconic DC villains in one film was always going to be a hot property. And it seems that Warner Bros agrees, as they have already greenlit the sequel, months before the first film is actually released to the public.

While, at least that is according to The Wrap who has reported it, as the studio is yet to announce anything official on the topic at this point in time. This comes from an interview with David Ayer about this upcoming film titled Bright, which will also see him working alongside Will Smith (and which we just reported on here). The interview which follows the movements of Suicide Squad director, David Ayer and had the following to say:

Ayer hopes to fit the project into his fall schedule before Warner Bros. brings him and Smith back for a planned Suicide Squad sequel in 2017

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Now with no official word from the studio, can we take this as a certainty or mere speculation, even though the words ‘planned’ have been used in this news? I absolutely do believe we will be seeing another Suicide Squad, unless the first is an actual bomb like Fantastic 4 was, but it seems unlikely given the strong word of mouth the film is currently receiving. The part that does sound a little dubious to me is the while timeline of it all. It seems a little fast for Ayer to rush into filming another movie and then be ready in 2017 for a sequel. However, if Warner Bros is that far along with a potential script, then it certainly could still be a possibility. We are used to seeing superhero movies have sequels planned in advance and it makes sense with all the money invested into the DC Cinematic Universe that there is already a framework for future Suicide Squad movies to be in place.

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Do you think it’s too soon to suggest a sequel for the movie or do you think its spot on?

Suicide Squad features an ensemble cast including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Jared Leto and is scheduled to open on August 5, 2016

 

Last Updated: March 4, 2016

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I’d rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

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