Suicide Squad 2 to Start Filming in 2018?
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Suicide Squad actor Joel Kinnaman revealed the plans for the sequel.
According to Kinnaman, a script is being written with a plan to begin production in 2018.
"As far as I know, they're writing the script and I think the plan is to shoot it sometime in 2018, but that could change. I think I'll definitely come back for it," Kinnaman said.
Even though the 2016 David Ayer directed film was panned critically, it went on to gross $745 million worldwide and $325 million domestic which is quite an impressive feat.
It only makes sense that a sequel would be greenlit as soon as possible. The big question though is: who will direct?
Ayer has been attached to the Harley Quinn spin-off film, Gotham City Sirens in addition to his Netflix film, Bright, starring Will Smith.
Various directors have been attached to the Suicide Squad sequel including Mel Gibson, but nothing has been confirmed.
The Rick Flagg actor however, would prefer to retain Ayer.
"Ultimately I'd love for David Ayer to direct it, but if he doesn't want to direct it then someone who is great with character and that's able to ground the story and maybe put these characters in a more normal situation.
It would be really interesting to see these crazy characters interact with regular people as well."
San Diego Comic-Con is happening in late July so perhaps we will hear of an official announcement then.
DC will have a large presence as always so we can anticipate a revised slate for the DCEU in addition to a possible director announcement.
Hopefully, whoever they choose will give Kinnaman more scene to chew on than this chicken wing.