Warner Bros. Already Have Plans for a Suicide Squad Sequel

Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 10:24AM
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Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 10:24AM
Warner Bros. Already Have Plans for a Suicide Squad Sequel
The Warner Bros. DC Comics Cinematic Universe (or DCEU, or whatever we're calling it these days) is kicking off in a big way this year. Batman v Superman, out later this month, is arguably the most important DC Comics movie in history, and it's probably because of that fact that people have been trying to cast doubts over its potential for success. But later this year, there's going to be an even bigger on-screen gathering of DC Comics legends in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, and in contrast to Batman v Superman, the overwhelming sense surrounding the film has been one of optimism and positivity.

Despite the early mixed reactions to Jared Leto's Joker, everything coming out of Suicide Squad has generally been all rainbows and butterflies. Not only did the Suicide Squad trailer crush Batman v Superman in trailer views on YouTube, but there was also a great deal more excitement around Ayer's movie during the big Warner Bros. panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con last year. That last point may seem moot, but as Deadpool showed on that same day, Hall H hype is a fairly solid barometer of how fans are feeling about a property. 

All of this positivity appears not to have been lost on Warner Bros., because a new report suggests that the studio is already working on plans for a Suicide Squad sequel. According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. are planning to shoot the sequel as early as 2017, that is if the ensemble cast's schedule permits.

The fact that Suicide Squad is likely to get a sequel should come as no surprise to anybody. Rarely are comic book movies created with just a one-off story in mind, but we're still 5 months away from Suicide Squad's release, so if this is true, it means WB are feeling incredibly bullish on the movie's prospects.

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