That inflammatory statement aside, Suicide Squad managed to become an Oscar-winning hit franchise despite all the hate it got, and a sequel (tentatively titled Suicide Squad 2) is already on the fast-track, along with a Gotham City Sirens spinoff starring Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.
There's been a lot of confusion/speculation about what DC Films has planned for the 2018 - 2020 years (after Aquaman, the slate is a bit in flux), and where Suicide Squad 2 fits into the plans.
However, thanks to one of the stars of the film, we may now have an official indication of when Suicide Squad 2 will be going in front of cameras soon.
Suicide Squad star Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) was doing an interview with THR for his role in season 5 of House of Cards, when he said the following: "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."
Suicide Squad director David Ayer is going to be taking on the Gotham City Sirens spinoff, which means that Suicide Squad 2 may need a different person in the director's chair. To that point, Kinnaman offered the following:
"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."
That's perhaps a nice way of saying that Kinnaman hopes the sequel will have a better story than the original, which fans are still tearing to shreds for its redundancies (like multiple character intros) and silliness (Enchantress).
We'll keep you updated on the status of Suicide Squad 2.
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