Suicide Squad 2 now expected to begin filming next October

Despite the announcement that plans are being made to restructure the DCEU following the lackluster performance of JUSTICE LEAGUE, Warner Bros. is still in the business of making several of their planned superhero films, including a follow-up to 2016's team-based SUICIDE SQUAD. Initially, the project had been placed on the fast track, though word is now circulating that production may be delayed on account of a conflict in Will Smith's busy schedule.

Accroding to Omega Underground, the production start date for SUICIDE SQUAD 2 has been pushed back slightly more than six months to October 2018 from its original March window. The reschedule would then allow for Will Smith, who portrays the villainous marksman Deadshot, to complete production on Ang Lee's GEMINI MAN, a sci-fi action blockbuster which is expected to wrap its production in July of 2018

Signed on to helm the supervillain sequel is director Gavin O'Connor, who will instruct Smith, and returning cast members Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, and others, in the art of creating an even more bombastic film featuring DC Entertainment's "worst of the worst." Additionally, there are rumors that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Black Adam may also make his debut in the sequel.

I have to admit, while I thought SUICIDE SQUAD was an editorial nightmare of a film, I did still enjoy watching Smith, Robbie, and Davis lean into their respective roles. I think that with the right creative team, the Suicide sequel could really be something worth getting excited about - especially if the DCEU restructuring takes the property in a bold, new direction.

Are you excited to see a sequel to SUICIDE SQUAD? Let us know your thoughts below, and maybe include who you'd like to see appear as a part of the SUICIDE SQUAD when the follow-up likely hits theaters in 2019



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