Per VARIETY.COM, Michael De Luca will produce SUICIDE SQUAD 2 will join the project as producer. Charles Roven (THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY) will remain the lead producer on the film so says the trade.
Gavin O’Connor will write and direct the sequel, which will star Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Jared Leto as The Joker.
Cool. As long as this is part of the “soft reboot/restructuring” of LADCOF (“Live Action DC On Film” — it’s a THING), I’m fine with it.
Look, I was a HUGE supporter of the original SUICIDE SQUAD movie, and I kinda-sorta liked it upon my initial viewing in New York during the film’s junket. Now, do I like it as much as I did upon my first look at it back then? Nope — it frankly gets worse upon each viewing (just like BATMAN v SUPERMAN). BUT…
There are some really good stuff in that movie. Specifically, the cast which pretty much saves the film from being a total abomination. So, I have not problem — and I’m kinda looking forward to seeing — more of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto as Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and The Joker (and yes, I like Leto’s Joker — come at me bro!) in a sequel.
Look, I’m already on board with this film as I think the whole concept of the “Suicide Squad” is cool as hell. In fact, I’m very much interested/excited to see what DC villains are going to be part of the next team…though I’m pretty sure that Slipknot isn’t on the table.
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