DCEU’s Suicide Squad had a lot of promise, but the movie wasn’t particularly well-received when it was released. Honestly, it was a pretty bad movie all around. Well, there’s a sequel is in the works but apparently, it won’t be a direct sequel to the first movie. Instead, it is expected to be a “total reboot” of Suicide Squad. That’s probably for the best.
Producer Peter Safran spoke to Joblo recently who said, “First of all, we don’t call it Suicide Squad 2 ‘cause it’s a total reboot, so it’s The Suicide Squad and I think people should be extremely excited about it. It’s everything you would hope from a James Gunn script and I think that says a lot and that promises a lot and I know that we will deliver a lot.”
Gunn will be directing the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. Given his success with Guardians of the Galaxy, he will likely do a good job with the new Suicide Squad movie. It is expected that Margot Robbie will be returning to reprise her role as Harley Quinn, and there have been rumors that actor Idris Elba could replace Will Smith as Deadshot because of scheduling conflicts.
The movie is currently set for a release in 2021.