As the DCEU continues to expand, the worst heroes ever will assemble once again for Suicide Squad 2. However, it's not easy keeping track of whose head will explode next in the ever-changing lineup, which is where we come in. Stick with Movie Pilot as we keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know about Suicide Squad 2 in this ultimate guide, which will be updated daily with the latest news.
'Suicide Squad 2' News, Rumors & Updates
New Candidate To Direct Suicide Squad 2 Has Left The Project
Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra was apparently being considered to helm Suicide Squad 2, but has since dropped out in favor of an upcoming Dwayne Johnson project. Rumors also suggest that the project has been delayed further due to Will Smith's hectic filming schedule.
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Star Joel Kinnaman told The Hollywood Reporter that Rick Flag and the rest of the squad will begin shooting the villainous sequel in 2018, explaining that;
"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."
In further news, those not happy that Mel Gibson could direct Suicide Squad 2 may be in luck after King Arthur director Guy Ritchie revealed that he would have loved to snag the project for himself.
A behind the scenes look at CGI in Suicide Squad reveals that actress Cara Delevingne was digitally slimmed down for the role. Does her response on Twitter mean that her character June Moon won't return for a sequel?
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Rumors suggest that Killer Frost may replace Harley Quinn as the female lead in Suicide Squad 2, but why does there only need to be one main woman on the team?
Atlantic Records EVP Kevin Weaver has celebrated the success of Suicide Squad's soundtrack on Instagram, declaring that this is only the beginning of the franchise's musical success. Suicide Squad producer Richard Suckle reiterated Weaver's words in a reply, stating that "We must do it again!,” and “Just wait for Squad 2 s-track!”
The songs chosen to promote Suicide Squad played a large role in the film's financial success, so it may come as no surprise that Warner Bros. hope to capitalize on this for the sequel.
The Shallows Director Being Considered For Suicide Squad 2?
Following some stellar work on the mega shark extravaganza that is The Shallows, director Jaume Collett-Sarra has become one of the front runners to direct Suicide Squad 2, although nothing has been confirmed as of yet. If these reports are true, then there's clearly no better time than now to draft in popular Squad member King Shark, who could take out Killer Croc in a heartbeat.
The Legend of Tarzan To Write Suicide Squad 2
While Warner Bros. are still searching for someone to direct Suicide Squad 2, The Hollywood Reporter have confirmed that Adam Cozad is in talks to write the script. Adam Cozad is coming fresh off The Legend of Tarzan and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which scored 36% and 56 on Rotten Tomatoes respectively. We can't help but feel that Warner Bros. should seek proven talent to help the sequel rise above negative criticism levelled at the franchise.
Will The Scarecrow Appear In Suicide Squad 2?
New concept art reveals that Dr Jonathan Crane was originally set to appear in Suicide Squad. While that never came to pass, Warner Bros. should consider using the Scarecrow to torment the team in the upcoming sequel.
Mel Gibson Is A Frontrunner To Direct 'Suicide Squad 2'
Mel Gibson has been rumored to direct Suicide Squad 2 for some time now, but when asked at the Oscars red carpet whether this had been confirmed, the director's involvement seemed less certain:
"I don't know. I just met some guys about story points. It's not a done deal or anything. But it's just fun to shoot the bull when it comes to stories. And if we can elevate any kind of concept it's good. We'll see."
While nothing has been officially confirmed, it's interesting to hear that Warner Bros. have already begun to brainstorm ideas for a potential story line.
Variety's Justin Kroll has reported that although Warner Bros. is also talking to directors Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), the project is ultimately Gibson's if he wants it. The question is whether he will actually take it or not.
Let us know what you think of this unusual choice in the comments section below!
Concept Art Reveals What We Didn't See In 'Suicide Squad'
Concept artist Andrew Hunt has revealed official sketches that he was commissioned to create by Warner Bros., revealing some interesting designs that didn't make it into the final film. Will we see Harley Quinn's iconic hammer appear more prominently in Suicide Squad 2? If there is a God, then the answer is most definitely yes.
Will Jared Leto's Joker Play A More Prominent Role In The Future Of The DCEU?
In a heartfelt letter, director David Ayer revealed his regrets over the filming of Suicide Squad, suggesting that Jared Leto's Joker may play a more prominent role in Suicide Squad 2 or Gotham City Sirens.
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Which Squad Members Will Return In 'Suicide Squad 2'?
In an interview with Latino Variety, Jay Hernandez revealed that he hopes El Diablo will return in Suicide Squad 2, despite the fact that his character died towards the end of the first film.
'Suicide Squad 2' Trailers
While Suicide Squad 2 hasn't started production yet, we're sure that the look and tone of the sequel will follow in the footsteps of the original, combining outlandish humor with villainous action set to a kickass soundtrack.
As soon as the first Suicide Squad 2 trailer is released online, come back here for a detailed breakdown explaining every easter egg, and potential storylines that the movie might explore. Let's just hope they include some more of #HarleyQuinn's greatest moments, who ultimately came out of Suicide Squad as the indisputable star.
'Suicide Squad 2' Release Date
While no official Suicide Squad 2 release date has been announced, director David Ayer let slip recently that Warner Bros plan to begin developing a sequel in 2017. With any luck, this means that we're likely to next see Harley and the gang return sometime around Summer 2018 to wreak more havoc in the DCEU.
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'Suicide Squad 2' Plot
Warner Bros. haven't unveiled anything official regarding a Suicide Squad 2 plot, but using clues from the comics and existing DCEU films, it's possible to speculate what the inevitable sequel could be about.
The mid-credits scene at the end of Suicide Squad revealed that Amanda Waller knows who #Batman really is and that the Dark Knight will do everything in his power to stop her from forming a new squad. As the team will undoubtedly regroup for the sequel, it seems extremely likely that Batman will be involved once more, perhaps with the entire Justice League in tow this time.
Out of all the psychopaths who Amanda Waller assembled for the first Suicide Squad movie, Harley Quinn is the one who seems most likely to appear center stage in the sequel, thanks to Margot Robbie's scene-stealing performances. With that in mind, it's likely that one of the potential comic book story lines that Suicide Squad 2 could use would be linked with Harley in some way.
Check out how to become Harley Quinn in the clip below:
'Suicide Squad 2' Cast
It's safe to say that the majority of performers from the first film will rejoin the Suicide Squad 2 cast, even if the film's reviews were divisive upon release. Out of the core group, the only star who could potentially drop out is Jared Leto —if the rumors are to be believed — but this is all speculation right now.
Check out all of Jared Leto's deleted scenes compiled together in the clip below:
— Will Smith: A-list star and all round good guy Will Smith was cast against type in Suicide Squad, but still managed to impress by making the role of Deadshot his own as the Fresh Prince of Belle Reve.
— Margot Robbie: Rising star Margot Robbie did exactly what her thieving character would do and stole the show as Harley Quinn, making it impossible now to imagine anyone else in the role.
— Joel Kinnaman: Making the transition from Swedish cinema to Hollywood, Kinnaman impressed in House of Cards and The Killing before taking on the role of Rick Flag.
— Jai Courtney: No stranger to sci-fi films, Jai Courtney took on his biggest role yet in Suicide Squad as Digger Harkness, better known as the surprisingly scary Captain Boomerang.
According to Batman News, Jai Courtney has defended David Ayer's directorial choices, revealing that he would love another shot at playing Captain Boomerang for Suicide Squad 2:
“How do you please everyone? And I don’t think Suicide Squad ever intended to…. So no one’s setting out to upset the fan base, certainly not a fan base that can be as loyal as this kind of crowd can. But I don’t know how you can push the envelope or try and protect something [without taking risks]…..I know what I like in a movie, and it’s not the same thing as my twelve-year-old niece….It’s a challenge, and David [Ayer] did an incredible job, and I sure as hell hope we get to make another one with him.”
— Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: Making the leap from shows like Lost and Game of Thrones, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje does a phenomenal job of bringing Killer Croc to life underneath all of those prosthetics.
— Karen Fukuhara: In her first cinematic role, Karen Fukuhara uses her martial arts experience to enhance her performance in the role of Katana.
— Viola Davis: Despite being most famous for her incredible portrayal of lawyer Annalise Keating on the TV show How To Get Away With Murder, Davis was born to play the role of Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad, embodying the character perfectly.
— Cara Delevingne: Known primarily for her modelling career, Cara Delevingne has begun to make the transition from the catwalk to the red carpet. In the first Suicide Squad movie she played June Moone, who transforms into the villainous Enchantress in Suicide Squad.
— Ike Barinholtz: After making a name for himself in comedy hits such as Neighbors and The Mindy Project, Ike Barinholtz took on a slightly more serious yet still amusing role as Captain Griggs in Ayer's Suicide Squad.
'Suicide Squad 2' Characters
Most of the villains & characters from Suicide Squad bonded together in that bar scene from the first film, but don't expect the camaraderie to last once the sequel hits cinemas. Unless of course, the team take some inspiration from everyone's favorite sitcom:
— Floyd Lawton/Deadshot: Renowned as one of the most lethal assassins in the world, Deadshot helped lead the Suicide Squad to victory in the first film and was given more visitation rights with his daughter as a result.
— Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn: Despite playing an important role in the defeat of the Enchantress and allying the team to action, Harley Quinn was quickly reunited with her former lover and all-round psychopath The Joker when he busted her out of prison.
— Rick Flag: Against the odds, Rick Flag kept the Suicide Squad together during the mission and rescued his lover, June Moone, who had been possessed by the Enchantress.
— Digger Harkness/Captain Boomerang: The Australian bank robber and assassin also happens to have a unique fondness for pink unicorns, but that doesn't mean you should underestimate the cold-blooded killer.
— Waylon Jones/Killer Croc: Born with a unique genetic condition that imbued him with super strength and reptilian tendencies, Killer Croc is one of Batman's deadliest foes and just so happens to possess a taste for human flesh.
— Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana: As the only voluntary member of the Suicide Squad, Katana has a unique perspective in the team, following her moral code in a quest for justice with her Soultaker sword in hand.
— The Joker: After seemingly dying in a helicopter crash, the Clown Prince of Crime broke Harley Quinn out of prison at the end of Suicide Squad in order for them to reign over the Gotham Criminal Underworld once again.
— Amanda Waller: As the operational commander of the team, Amanda Waller risked a great deal to bring the Suicide Squad together — and even came to blows with Batman himself over the group's formation.
— June Moone: Finally free of the Enchantress's control, archaeologist June Moone can now return to a normal life, but we wouldn't be surprised if she appears somehow in Suicide Squad 2 still.
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'Suicide Squad 2' Theories
If Jared Leto does decide to drop out of the DCEU, Warner Bros. may consider drawing on a recent story line from the comics that introduces the idea of multiple Jokers, all of whom represent different facets of his character.
After Ben Affleck revealed that the fan favorite villain Deathstroke is set to join the DCEU, fans devised a number of Suicide Squad 2 theories to explain how he could appear in the sequel somehow.
'Suicide Squad 2' Comic Book
Since the modern version of the group debuted in 1987, there are a wide range of comic book story lines that Suicide Squad 2 can draw on, particularly as the team have incorporated so many members over the years.
One upcoming Suicide Squad comic book in particular would lure in audiences like never before if Warner Bros. decided to adapt it for the big screen, and that's Justice League Vs Suicide Squad. Sure, it would be a tough match logistically for the studio, but if it was pulled off right, this could be one of the biggest comic book movies of all time.
'Suicide Squad 2' Spinoff
Margot Robbie herself has revealed that she's signed an exclusive deal with Warner Bros., allowing her to both perform in the role and produce a solo venture for Harley too. With her unprecedented success right now, this is the perfect time for the Clown Princess of Crime to steal the spotlight in a female-centric movie starring the anti-heroine and the other Gotham Sirens in the spotlight.
As if that wasn't exciting enough, Warner Bros. have also confirmed that Will Smith's mercenary will star in a solo Deadshot spin-off that is likely to explore the character's tragic back story in more detail.
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Where To Watch 'Suicide Squad 2' Online
Currently, there are no streaming services available which will allow you to watch Suicide Squad 2 online, as the film hasn't hit theatres yet. As soon as the worst heroes invade home media though, we'll be the first to let you know the best places to watch Suicide Squad 2 in full online.
Remember to keep checking back regularly as this Suicide Squad 2 guide will be updated with more news, rumors and theories each day in the run up to the film's release and beyond. Let's just hope the wait doesn't make us too crazy or we might end up hearing voices like Harley.
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