Last month Warner Bros. laid out a roadmap stating that 10 DC Comics movies would be released between 2016 and 2020. Of course Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of them, but there are still 9 untitled projects on the timeline.
The pieces are starting to come together now, with Variety reporting that Warner Bros. wants David Ayer to direct a Suicide Squad movie. Ayer is a writer/director who has worked on movies like The Fast and the Furious, Training Day, Sabotage and the upcoming Brad Pitt movie Fury. Despite Ayer’s writing credits, Justin Marks is reportedly working on the script.
If you aren’t familiar, Variety has a summary of the Suicide Squad:
The original comic series focused on a team of supervillains who were given a second chance by the government for redemption. The catch is that the mission they are sent on will likely end up killing all of them.
The group doesn’t include any major DC supervillains like the Joker or Lex Luthor, but the characters will likely have an opportunity to cross over between other DC properties and vice versa for non-Suicide Squad members appearing in this film.
The Suicide Squad comic was relaunched this month, with Harley Quinn, Deathstroke, Deadshot, Black Manta, and Joker’s Daughter making up the team.