David Ayer’s Suicide Squad 2 is under development. However the first movie failed to get positive reviews from the critics, it still did well at the box office. The first movie made 750 million dollars. Warner Bros wanted to create a sequel for several years but the timing was never right. They even tried to give Harley Quin’s character her own franchise but after the miserable failure at the box office, they decided to cancel the sequel of Birds of prey. But, the sequel is going to be completely different. They are introducing new characters and the story will be different than the first part.
It is more like a reboot than a sequel. According to the movie’s producer Peter Safran, the upcoming Suicide Squad 2 is going to be a complete reboot. Despite the fact that Will Smith is not coming back to reprise his role as Deadshot. Fans are still quite excited about the movie.
Will Smith is not returning for Suicide Squad 2
Warner Bros wanted to release the Suicide Squad 2 in 2017 but due to the busy schedule of Will Smith, they had to put the movie on hold. It is not Will Smith’s fault they had to wait for years to reunite but the movie’s director David Ayer also decided to leave the project. Due to which they had to delay the movie.
Fans are debating the reason why he left the movie. Some fans believe that the reason he left the project is because of Margot Robbie. People are suspecting that it is because of his secret affair with Margot Robbie.
Who is going to direct the Suicide Squad 2?
James Gunn is going to direct the movie. He directed Guardians of Galaxy for Marvel but he left the Marvel universe to direct the upcoming suicide squad.
James Gunn also lost his dog during the shooting of the film. According to him, it was a painful and hard time for him. He still stayed and gave his best. He also posted a heartfelt message for his dog on his Instagram account.
Title of the movie
The title of the movie is going to be “The Suicide Squad”. It is quite odd. They are using the same name as the first part.
James Gunn explained why he choose this name for their upcoming movie;
“I brought it up kiddingly once and Warners and the producers liked it. There’s not much chance of it changing, but you never know.”
Pretty much all of the previous cast is going to come back in the Suicide Squad 2 except Will Smith. However, James Gunn has added a few of the new names in the movie. Idris Elba is also going to be in the movie. First people thought that Idris was selected to replace Will. But, he is going to play a different character. Joel Kinnaman is going to come back and Margot Robbie will also be back to play her role of Harley Quinn for the third time.
There are rumors that John Cena will also be in the movie. However, he has denied all the rumors and in his interview on Jimmy Kimmel he said;
“I do believe the internet has also pronounced me dead on seven or eight occasions. Not everything you see is true.”
Other actors who are going to be the part of the Suicide Squad Sequel:
- Peter Capaldi
- Michael Rooker
- David Dastmalchian
- Storm Reid
- John Cena
- Alice Braga
- Nathan Fillion
- Taika Waititi
- Jennifer Holland
- Julio Ruiz
- Tinahe Kajese
- Sean Gunn
- Juan Diego Botto
- Mayling Ng
- Joaquín Cosío
- Flula Borg
- Pete Davidson
- Steve Agee
- Daniela Melchior
There is not much about the plot available yet. James Gunn did not reveal much about the plot of the Suicide Squad 2. But it seems like it is going to be the usual plot. Amanda Waller will assemble a team to send them in a deadly mission. James Gunn revealed that a lot of new characters are going to die in the sequel. So, it makes sense that the mission will be deadly and the squad will have a difficult time surviving.
According to Joel Kinnaman, the movie is a great mixture of action and comedy. He said this in a interview:
“He’s an incredible guy. He’s written a fantastic script. It’s so funny… I feel like I’m shooting my first comedy. There are a lot of really funny people there. It’s like a learning experience. I’m around a lot of incredible, funny people.”
The movie is all set to release on 6 August 2021. James Gunn assured his fans that they will make it happen no matter what are the conditions.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.