Non-Stop and The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra is being eyed by Warner Bros. as the frontrunner to direct the sequel to Suicide Squad.
The studio was previously in talks with Mel Gibson to helm the sequel to last year’s smash hit villainous team-up flick directed by David Ayer but WB is now interested in having Collet-Serra at the helm. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that script delays ultimately pushed back the production leading to Gibson moving on. According to the trades sources, a new script is being written based on a recently delivered treatment written byZak Penn (Avengers, Ready Player One). The studio is targeting a mid-2018 start for production.
The first Suicide Squad which featured the DCEU’s most dangerous super villains on a mission to save Midway City from a supernatural entity starred Will Smith and featured a breakout performance from Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. The film managed to take a total of $745 million at the global box office. Both Smith and Robbie are expected to return for the sequel. The film also won an Oscar for Best Makeup at the 2017 Academy Awards.
Suicide Squad is currently available on Digital HD, Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the Suicide Squad sequel as we learn it.
8 Best DC Extended Universe Side Characters So Far
The DC Extended Universe is filled with lots of characters. Some of them are superheroes and villains while others are simply supporting or side characters. They aren’t main characters, but they serve important roles in the lives and the stories of our heroes. They are very important and there have actually been some standout cases of interesting side characters that have appeared in the DCEU so far.
These characters have been a part of the DC Comics Universe for a very long time, but some of them have made their film debut through the DCEU. They each bring their own qualities to the table and deserve to be recognized for the parts that they play in assisting or sometimes getting in the way of the heroes we know and love.
Here are 8 of the best DC Extended Universe characters so far. Click Next to continue.