Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is less than a month away from its release, and predictably, everyone is already looking towards the future of the DC Cinematic Universe, with a number of eyes and anticipation being put on director David Ayer’s strange and exciting Suicide Squad film, which looks more and more unlike any other comic book movie we’ve seen yet.
Reactions to the film’s footage and trailers up to this point have been mostly positive, with fans not only excited to see their new versions of The Joker and Harley Quinn onscreen for the first time, but also just to see how the film’s unique tone and large assortment of characters will fit into the DCCU.
After word came out yesterday (via Variety) that Ayer would be re-teaming with Will Smith to make Bright, from a script written by Max Landis, the report also stated briefly that WB is hoping to have Ayer and Smith shoot the film this year, so that they can have time in 2017 to shoot an already planned Suicide Squad sequel.
Justin Kroll over at Variety also elaborated on the news in a series of tweets, stating that early footage from Suicide Squad already has a number of executives at the studio excited for the film, and so much so that they’ve begun developing a sequel for the film, even though their isn’t a dated release for it yet.
The studio apparently wants to get the sequel out as quickly as possible after the first film, with all of the original creative team members returning, and are already finding a writer for the sequel since Ayer will be working on Bright.
From the looks of it, WB does seem open to changing up and adapting their DCCU plans as they go, depending on the success or failure of some of their films. As of right now though, the only logical time for the Suicide Squad sequel to be released would be in 2018, which means it would be released some time between The Flash (March 23rd, 2018) and Aquaman (July 27th, 2018).
This doesn’t mean that the sequel will actually move forward that quickly though, since it would all depend on how fast the creative process for the film could go. Whether or not the rumored plans for the sequel pan out or not though, the clearly positive word of mouth going around for Suicide Squad means nothing but good things at this point.
Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 5th.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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