DC Studios Co-Head James Gunn Quashes Hopes For ‘The Suicide Squad’ Sequel

Is Task Force X dead?

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DC Studios co-head James Gunn has ruled out the possibility of a sequel to The Suicide Squad, at least for the time being.

James Gunn shed light on his upcoming endeavors in the DC Universe during an interview on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast. After masterminding Superman: Legacy, Gunn is set to take on the reins for two more DC projects.

With fans still raving about the first season of Peacemaker, James Gunn confirmed he’s diving back into the series after Superman: Leagacy, with Season 2 on his production schedule. Before re-engaging with Peacemaker, however, Gunn will direct his attention to a new DC Studios venture, Waller, focusing on the Task Force X founder played by Viola Davis.

Speculation about a sequel to The Suicide Squad was also put to rest by Gunn. Despite the positive reviews of the original, he promptly dismissed rumors about another Suicide Squad movie in the foreseeable future, stating a simple “no” when questioned about its potential.

For now, James Gunn is working on Superman: Legacy

Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark Kent and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.