Suicide Squad 2 officially tapped its director for the sequel to the 2016 box office success.
Suicide Squad earned over $700 million at the box office, despite below-average reviews. That greenlit it for a sequel, Suicide Squad 2, with a projected release date yet to be determined.
It’s been over one year since this film hit theaters. It brought several anti-heroes from the comic books together, including Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), and Katana (Karen Fukuhara), among others.
Well, for the sequel, it looks like the person leading these actors behind the scenes has been revealed. Variety reported that Gavin O’Connor will direct Suicide Squad 2. Production isn’t expected to start until the fall of 2018. Jaume Collet-Serra and Mel Gibson were the other lead choices to direct this.
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O’Connor directed Miracle, the 2004 movie that chronicled the 1980 Team USA Olympic Hockey team. Most recently, he directed The Accountant, which hit theaters in 2016. This starred fellow member of the DCEU, Ben Affleck, who will play the Batman in Justice League. Miracle received an 80 percent mark on Rotten Tomatoes, while The Accountant received 51 percent.
If Suicide Squad 2 doesn’t start production until the end of 2018, then don’t look for its release until late 2019 or early 2020. It will also be jumbled with other DC movie plans, including Aquaman, Shazam, Flashpoint, and potential sequels for Justice League and Wonder Woman, the former of which will be released in November 2017.
Suicide Squad 2 is far away from happening, but with a director in place, new details should be revealed as the year finishes and production gets closer. It will be one of the many DC superhero movies being produced for the end of the decade, along with Marvel’s plans for Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Captain Marvel and more. So, it’s safe to say the comic book movie world will be busy.