Move over, Mel Gibson: it looks like, as of now, Suicide Squad 2 will be directed by The Shallows filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra.
After David Ayer departed to take point on Gotham City Sirens, itself starring Suicide Squad's Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, the studio has reportedly considered a number of potential replacements for the film, which will reportedly go into production in 2018.
Also known for Orphan and Non-Stop, the Spanish filmmaker has two upcoming films in devleopment: The Commuter -- again starring Liam Neeson -- and Waco, a dramatic retelling of the 1993 standoff between federal agents and cult members that ended with 80 people dead.
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?
Written and directed by David Ayer, the film starred Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis. The cast also included Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut.
Suicide Squad is now available on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray.
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