‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel May Film Next Year, Says Joel Kinnaman

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Despite the less than stellar reception afforded to Suicide Squad, the film still grossed $US745.6 million worldwide off a budget of $US175 million.

So, a sequel to the villain-focused DCEU chapter was a no brainer; the only question was when Warner Bros. planned to film it. As it turns out: pretty soon.

Actor Joel Kinnaman, who played Rick Flag, has told THR that the sequel is indeed in the works and has been scheduled for filming in 2018.

“As far as I know they’re writing the script and I think the plan is to shoot it sometime in 2018, but that could change,” Kinnaman said. “I think I’ll definitely come back for it.”

As of now, there’s no word on who will definitely be returning, although it won’t be a surprise if all parties come back since multi-film contracts have become the norm when you sign up for a superhero movie universe. Scheduling a start date is also dependent on the availability of the cast, which includes big names like Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto.

Cast members aside, there’s still the matter of locking in a director. David Ayer has expressed some of his regrets with the first film, saying he wished he “had a time machine” to go back and “make Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story.” So, that could either mean that he’d be more than willing to give it another crack to get it right, or he’s disappointed enough to hand the reins to someone else.

Kinnaman also weighed in on who he would like to direct the film, saying that he’d like to see Ayer return.

“Ultimately, I’d love for David Ayer to direct it, but if he doesn’t want to direct it then someone who is great with character and that’s able to ground the story and maybe put these characters in a more normal situation. It would be really interesting to see these crazy characters interact with regular people as well.”

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