Suicide Squad sequel has a director, release date and new cast


Task Force X is under new direction with James Gunn heading Suicide Squad for Warner Bros DC Extended Universe and we finally have a release date.

It didn’t take long for Warner Bros to call James Gunn after Disney fired the Guardians of the Galaxy director. Fans of the DCEU were understandably excited when reports surfaced that Gunn would take on the Suicide Squad sequel.

After all, like the Guardians of the Galaxy, Task Force X  is a ragtag group of characters trying to figure out this hero thing. The original movie suffered from studio interference that led to a lack of focus. So, Gunn was brought in to save what many thought could turn into a franchise.

David Ayer directed the first Suicide Squad film back in 2016. It was a commercial success and one of the highest grossing movies of 2016. While a blockbuster success, fans were on the fence and critics slammed it.

Gunn takes over with his own vision with a script already underway. According to THR, expect to see some new faces with a very familiar vibe:

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"“Gunn’s focus is to take the franchise in a new direction with a mostly all-new cast of characters and actors… the project is also very much rooted in Gunn’s vibe, as seen in the Guardians movies.”"

We won’t have to wait long for casting news. THR also reports that Warner Bros slotted the film, currently titled The Suicide Squad, for an Aug. 6, 2021 release.

The year 2021 is big for Warner Bros DC Extended Universe. The Suicide Squad sequel release date comes on the same night that revealed Matt Reeves, The Batman will release on Jun. 25, 2021.

DC fans are anxiously waiting for casting news, as the film is reported to feature mostly new characters and a new cast. We know Harley Quinn is out with Walter Hamada and Warner Bros having different plans for her.

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However, DC has a roster full of untapped potential. Which characters from Ayer’s film will return? Who will make up the rest of the team? There are so many possibilities to explore.

One thing’s for sure Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller needs to return — she’s deserved better. Based on the release date, expect filming to begin late this year.