The DC Extended Universe sequel, which is officially titled The Suicide Squad 2, is currently scheduled for release on the 6th of August 2021.
The characters present will be:
- Idris Elba as Bloodsport.
- John Cena as Peacemaker.
- David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man.
- Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2.
- Steve Agee as King Shark.
- Nathan Fillion as TDK.
- Mayling Ng as Mongal.
- Flula Borg as Javelin.
The fans were devastated because Will Smith will unfortunately not reprise his role as Deadshoot in Warner Bros. ‘ James Gunn-directed Suicide Squad 2. Word is that Smith’s exit was amicable, he wasn’t officially set to do the sequel, and it came down to scheduling in regards to his backing out and the biggest question of all is who will play the joker for then new movie?
Jared Leto’s Deadline reports that this will feature a new group of villains. Previously, it was expected that at the very least, proven box office draws Will Smith and Margot Robbie would return as Deadshot and Harley Quinn, likely with Jared Leto’s controversial Joker in place.
What’s the plot about? We know next to nothing about The Suicide Squad‘s plot at the moment, especially as producer Peter Safran called it a “total reboot” and not a sequel.
In the BTS video, Safran described the movie as “a gritty 1970s war movie, combined with the brilliance of James Gunn’s characters and comedy”. That’s still not an actual plot reveal though.
Originally, we assumed the plot would probably follow the basic outline of all Suicide Squad stories – Amanda Waller dispatches her team on a mission where it’s doubtful that they will make it out alive. Cue the double crossing. One theory for the large cast list is that there will be multiple Squads seen in the sequel and Gunn will kill off most of the new additions to the Suicide Squad within the first act, much like Deadpool 2 did with X-Force.
This is bolstered by John Cena’s recent comments about the first ten minutes of The Suicide Squad being their own movie.
According to the Hollywood reporter, Gunn’s movie will be inspired more by Jon Ostrander and Kim Yale’s 1980s comic run, than the New 52 version that inspired Ayer’s original movie.
By: Olejniczak Sadik