Although there are still five whole months to wait before DC's concoction of psychopathic antiheroes explode into theaters, it looks like a sequel to Suicide Squad has already been planned.
An article on The Wrap focuses on a potential, non-DC project between director David Ayer and star actor Will Smith that could reveal plans to schedule a follow-up. Bright, a "supernatural police thriller" involving orcs and fairies (because, why not?) was scripted by Max Landis and could also star Joel Edgerton.
Warner Brothers are keen to pick up the rights to distribute, and if successful, it is expected filming will be expedited so that the dynamic duo of Ayer and Smith will be able to collaborate diaries to film a Suicide Squad sequel in 2017.
DC's Extended Universe
The upcoming movie (trailer above) will be the third release in DC's recently constructed Extended Universe, following Man of Steel (2013) and the as yet unreleased Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
With an ensemble starring the likes of Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Joel Kinnaman, Warner Brothers have reason to feel confident the film will be a box office success.
They also have some lost time to make up for, compared to their comic book rival Marvel, whose Cinematic Universe has been running since 2008 with the release of Iron Man. Its latest assemble movie, Captain America: Civil War, is set for release in April.
The news of Suicide Squad 2 being announced so early isn't surprising. It goes without saying superhero franchises are expected to result in numerous sequels; even the recent record breaking and R-rated antihero flick, Deadpool, got the green light to a sequel before its release in February.
"I Would Be Over The Moon"
And it seems even the cast are expecting further installations. Last year, in an interview with The Arizona Public, Margot Robbie, who plays the bizarrely alluring supervillain Harley Quinn, admitted she was prepared to be tied into the franchise for a while. She said:
"You don't need to have commitment issues to be frightened by the fact that you might have just signed 10 years of your life away. … But with her, it's a character I don't think would ever get boring. Ever. So if they did 'Suicide Squad One,' 'Two' and 'Three, I would be over the moon about it."
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Source: Comic Book