THE SUICIDE SQUAD Producer: “It’s A Total Reboot”

"Don't Call It 'Suicide Squad 2'"


JOBLO.COM recently asked AQUAMAN and the upcoming THE SUICIDE SQUAD producer Peter Safran how excited should people be for the upcoming film.  Here’s what he had to say which was pretty damn revealing…

First of all, we don’t call it SUICIDE SQUAD 2 because 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.

James Gunn (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

Previously, it TSS was referred to as a “relaunch,” so there was some confusion on what was meant by that.  Well now we know: it’s being rebooted.

And a total reboot at that.

We know that Harley Quinn (again played by Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (with Idris Elba replacing Will Smith) are returning.  No word as of yet about Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller or Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg.  HOWEVER

Dr. Quinzell and Mr. Lawton will be joined in the rebooted version of Task Force X by King Shark, Ratcatcher, Peacemaker, and Polka-Dot Man (allegedly, per COLLIDER).

(RANT: If friggin’ why Polka-Dot Man over one of Batman’s greatest villains…Crazy Quilt?!)

And yes y’all, you CAN reboot this franchise and keep some of the previous characters and actors in its new incarnation: Simply totally ignore SUICIDE SQUAD and move forward anew.

You know, “Amnesia It.”

As someone who likes the Suicide Squad premise, I’m looking forward to this relaunch of the concept and property on film by writer/director James Gunn. – Bill “Jett” Ramey