Suicide Squad 2 may have found its writer. Adam Cozad, the writer of Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan, is in negotiations with the studio to help the sequel to the 2016 DC Comics villain team-up feature. Cozad also co-wrote 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and the upcoming adventure movie Underwater, which will star Kristen Stewart, for 20th Century Fox.
The film is reportedly being pushed hard by Warner Bros. The studio is still searching for a director and has had preliminary talks with several directors, including Mel Gibson.
The original Suicide Squad was written and directed by David Ayer. It received mixed reactions from fans and critics, earning a 57.84 ComicBook Composite Score but a 4.06 out of 5 ComicBook User Rating, but did earn an Academy Award for its hair and makeup.
Ayer will likely be involved in the production of Suicide Squad in some former, most likely a producer, and had expressed an interest in making the sequel R-Rated. That interest may be validated by the success of the R-rated Deadpool and Logan for 20th Century Fox's X-Men movie franchise. While there's no official word on which cast members will return for the sequel, Karen Fukuhara, and Jai Courtney expressed and interest in reprising their respective roles as Katana and Boomerang, and the studio was said to be looking for Will Smith to return as Deadshot.
Ayer is said to be in discussions with Warner Bros. to direct a spin-off Gotham City Sirens movie focused on Harley Quinn and other female villains. The studio is also said to be considering a solo movie starring Will Smith's Deadshot.
In Suicide Squad, It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?
Suicide Squad featured an ensemble cast consisting of Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne.
Suicide Squad is now available on home media and via Digital HD.