While rumors run abound that Warner Bros. is a bit worried that Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be able to rake in enough at the box office worldwide to be consider a big success, they appear have no such worries about Suicide Squad. Coming courtesy of director David Ayer, the supervillain-centric crime actioner arrives this August and fan excitement is through the roof. So much so that WB has already given the go ahead to begin planning a sequel. That’s right, Suicide Squad 2 is already in the works, albeit unofficially.
According to The Wrap, once Suicide Squad compatriots director Ayer and star Will Smith finish work on their fantasy/action thriller Bright (which shoots later this year), pre-production will kick into high gear for Suicide Squad 2. The idea apparently seems to be to film the sequel in 2017, presumably for release the following year. Given that 2018 also holds the release dates for Seth Grahame-Smith’s The Flash and James Wan’s Aquaman, one wonder if WB is planning to jump to three films a year already for their DC Comics slate. Marvel will be doing just that starting in 2017, so don’t be surprised if WB follows suit.
It is unknown at this time how many of Suicide Squad‘s cast members are contracted for sequels, nor it is known how many they might be contracted for. Logic dictates that the core cast all have sequel options, but since we haven’t seen the film, it’s hard to know whose character even survives to potentially return. I’d bet on at least Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), and The Joker (Jared Leto) returning, however.
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