While Warner Bros. did pocket $745 million worldwide for “Suicide Squad,” there’s no doubt they would’ve also enjoyed a warmer reception to the picture overall. The antihero flick earned savage reviews, and even director David Ayer shared his regrets and wishes he would’ve made the Joker the main villain. Regardless, the studio didn’t waste much time in getting the ball rolling on a sequel, and over the past few months, quite a few names have been tossed around to direct including Mel Gibson, Jaume Collet-Serra, and David Goyer. Ayer himself is linked with Harley Quinn centered spinoff “Gotham City Sirens,” and while at one point it was suggested that WB wanted another DC Films movie ready for 2018 to join “Aquaman,” it doesn’t look like it’ll be “Suicide Squad 2.” Still, the picture seems to still be on the radar.
Speaking with THR, Joel Kinnaman aka Rick Flag revealed that there seems to be a loose timeline for the followup getting in front of cameras. “As far as I know they’re writing the script and I think the plan is to shoot it sometime in 2018, but that could change. I think I’ll definitely come back for it,” he told the trade.
Again, there’s no word on a director, but Kinnaman would be keen on working with Ayer again, which isn’t a surprise given the tight bonds the director is known for forging with his casts.
“Ultimately, I’d love for David Ayer to direct it, but if he doesn’t want to direct it then someone who is great with character and that’s able to ground the story and maybe put these characters in a more normal situation. It would be really interesting to see these crazy characters interact with regular people as well,” the actor said.
Well, we’ll see. Up next on Ayer’s plate is the remake of “Scarface,” which is due in cinemas next year, and will keep him plenty busy until then.