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The Suicide Squad
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Director: James Gunn
Writer(s): James Gunn
Expected Release: August 6, 2021
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The Suicide Squad is an upcoming film. It is the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe and the sequel to the first Suicide Squad film that has the team in Corto Maltese battling an alien from a another planet.


"Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Bell Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out — even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today's do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone's favorite pyscho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese."


References to the broader DC Extended Universe

  • Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn appears.
  • George Harkness/Captain Boomerang appears.
  • Amanda Waller appears.
  • Rick Flag appears.
  • Robert DuBois/Bloodsport is introduced.
  • Christopher Smith/Peacemaker is introduced.
  • Polka-Dot Man is introduced.
  • Ratcatcher is introduced.
  • King Shark is introduced.
  • Javelin is introduced.
  • Richard Hertz/Blackguard is introduced.
  • Brian Durlin/Savant is introduced.
  • Mongal is introduced.
  • Julian Day/Calendar Man is introduced.
  • Superman is mentioned.


  • They're Dying To Save The World.
  • Don’t Get Too Attached.

Production History

In March 2016, it was announced that Warner Bros. would bring David Ayer and Will Smith back for a sequel, to be shot in 2017,[1][2] as Ayer expressed an interest in making the sequel R-rated.[3] Karen Fukuhara has stated that she wants to explore Katana's backstory in the sequel,[4] and Jai Courtney has stated about his hopes of reprising his role as well.[5]


  • David Ayer was set to direct the sequel but will direct the spin off Gotham City Sirens instead.
  • David Ayer wanted to make an R-rated sequel.
  • Margot Robbie said she would play Harley Quinn for as long as possible, as she loved playing her in Suicide Squad.
  • Zak Penn wrote an new story treatment which would have been his 6th comic book movie after X2: X-Men United, Elektra, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers.
  • Gavin O'Connor was in the running to direct the film but left due to the film's delayed and conflicts with Will Smith's production schedule.
  • Guy Ritchie expressed interest in directing.
  • Mel Gibson, Ruben Fleischer, Daniel Espinosa and Jonathan Levine were in talks to direct the sequel.
  • Mel Gibson was the rumored frontrunner to direct. Coincidentally, Gibson was one of the actors considered to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in Tim Burton's Batman and Two-Face in Batman Forever.
  • Jaume Collet-Serra was considered to direct if Mel Gibson doesn't direct. Collet-Serra has now taking him out of the running to direct Jungle Cruise instead.
  • David S. Goyer was rumored to direct the movie.
  • Ruben Fleischer was considered to direct however after being in final negotiations to helm Venom.
  • Guy Ritchie did expressed interest in directing.
  • Todd Stashwick was the film's co-writer with David Bar Katz also appears on the DC TV series Gotham as Richard Sionis / The Mask.
  • James Gunn was brought in to write and potentially direct the sequel following his departure from Disney. Dave Bautista has expressed interest in playing a role in the film.
  • Peter Safran is quoted as saying "First of all, we don't call it Suicide Squad 2 'cause it's a total reboot, so it's The Suicide Squad and I think people should be extremely excited about it. It's everything you would hope from a James Gunn script and I think that says a lot and that promises a lot and I know that we will deliver a lot." However, with a few of the main cast reprising their characters, it is more like a soft reboot.
  • Will Smith was set to return as Deadshot but left due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Idris Elba was initially hired to replace Will Smith as Deadshot, but it was later decided that Elba would play a new character so Smith could return in the future.
  • Isabela Moner was considered for the role of Ratcatcher.
  • John Cena is in talks for a part.
  • Rumoured members of the squad include Killer Frost, Deathstroke, Mindblogger and Bronze Tiger.
  • Rumors say that Idris Elba will be playing a character known as Vigilante.
  • Theories, and rumors speculate that the members of the Suicide Squad seen on set which are: Blackguard, Javelin, Captain Boomerang, Mongal, Weasel & Savant will possibly die at the beginning of the movie. And that the rest of the characters that have been confirmed, and revealed that haven't been seen on set will be on the main Suicide Squad team.
  • Margot Robbie wears a new costume that features Harley's traditional red and black color palette, with James Gunn taking inspiration from the character's costume in the video game Batman: Arkham City. He wanted her jacket to have "motorcycle gang style"-writing on the back, and chose "Live fast, die clown" over other potential options "Clown AF" and "World's Best Grandpa". Gunn also removed Harley's "Rotten" facial tattoo from previous DCEU films because both he and Robbie disliked it.




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DC Extended Universe
Released Films Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Suicide Squad | Wonder Woman | Justice League | Aquaman | Shazam! | Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey | Wonder Woman 1984 | Zack Snyder's Justice League
Upcoming Films The Suicide Squad | Black Adam | The Flash | Shazam! Fury of the Gods | Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom | Untitled Justice League sequel | Cyborg | Green Lantern Corps