In case you hadn’t already noticed, Warner Bros. seems very confident in Suicide Squad right now. After assembling an A-list cast of actors to star in it, and landing the critically-adored David Ayer as its writer and director, it was clear that the studio was looking to gamble big with the upcoming DC Cinematic Universe film, and judging by the positive test screening reactions recently, it seems like their gamble may have paid off.
In addition to the new film though, as well as a sequel already in development, the studio is also working on a Harley Quinn spin-off film that would not only focus entirely on Margot Robbie’s Suicide Squad character, but also introduce a number of other female DC characters. Apparently, it doesn’t stop there either.
We Got This Covered is reporting that Warner Bros. is considering making multiple Suicide Squad spin-off films right now, in addition to the sequel and Harley Quinn film, with both Jared Leto’s Joker and Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang being considered for possible standalone films. The report states that Warner Bros. is very confident in the film’s characters right now, but even more so, in how fans are going to respond to them.
Now, since none of this is official, it’d be best to take all of this with a grain of salt for the time being. With that being said, it’s not hard to see how much Warner Bros. is backing the film already, and with the kind of actors they have on hand, it’s easy to see why they might be quick to sign them for a number of other projects in the future as well.
So far, the buzz around Suicide Squad has been mostly positive it’s seemed like, despite numerous reports and confirmations about reshoots being performed to smooth out the film’s apparently weaker third act. With an established artist like Ayer at the helm though, it seems like DC’s filmmaker-driven approach to their new films may pay off in a much grander way here than it did with Batman v Superman. I doubt we’ll see any petitions asking for David Ayer’s removal after the film’s release.
Suicide Squad is set to hit theatres on August 5th.
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