David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is a film with a fascinating past. The film was notoriously hurried through development, had to endure several mid-production changes, and finally got some scathing reviews from serious critics when it came out in the summer of 2016. Even after all this, however, the film ended up being a smashing success all over the world – bringing in approximately $750 million worldwide – so it’s not a significant shock that Warner Bros. and D.C. Comics are developing a follow-up, although somewhat one with some massive changes being made both in terms of the characters in the story and indeed the story being told. It’s time to prepare for The Suicide Squad or Suicide Squad 2.
With the movie less than a year out from launch, the specifics are slowly beginning to go beyond something as necessary as the film director and the release date. To have all the verified knowledge in one place, we have put together a guide to some of what we know so far. So please read on, and find out what we’ve found about the creation of The Suicide Squad or Suicide Squad 2!
Suicide Squad 2 release date!
There was even a time when the D.C. Extended Universe seemed to be hobbling a bit, not really sure what its fate was going to be, but now the franchise appears to have a vision for the future and set up a fantastic line-up of movies to come out within the next two-and-a-half years.
The Suicide Squad or Suicide Squad 2 will launch on 6 August 2021. The August release date represented both the first movie and James Gunn’s first Galaxy Keepers effort well, so this would be a good bet. You will find the entire D.C. Superhero movie launch date here.
Gunn said: “We are on or ahead of time. We were incredibly blessed to finish up shooting and arranged editing from our homes (due to a demo post-production team & studio) before quarantine.”
What Is The Suicide Squad Rating?
Movies like Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Logan have done a groundbreaking job of totally shifting the comic book movie system where ratings are involved. While it was once assumed that the blockbusters had to be PG-13 to bring key young audiences, it has been shown many times that it is possible to make a crazy amount of money while only catering to adults. D.C. has finally joined that particular system with both Todd Phillips’ Joker and Cathy Yan’s Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) updates, and The Suicide Squad will likely be the next title on the roster.
Sad to say, it’s not yet clear whether or not this is happening. Although the decision has been reached behind the scenes as to what the ranking of the film is going to be, it’s been kept secret for now. Like Birds Of Prey, we are indeed going to be waiting before the first trailer is released for evidence.
What Is The Suicide Squad Story?
It’s indeed a usual feature for studios to keep the plot details of future comic book movies close to the vest, and The Suicide Squad appears to be no different since we have no real concept of what the blockbuster’s central narrative is. That said, James Gunn said that he was especially impressed by the original John Ostrander series of Suicide Squad comics, and it was said the movie would fit with the style of the 1970s war movie.
The basic set-up of the titular squad–formally known as Task Force X –is, of course, the same as it has ever been: the organization is made up of incarcerated supervillains who are given the ability to take time off their respective prison terms by carrying out covert ops missions to the government.
The exact relationship between the film and the continuity of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is still uncertain; since the movie was alluded to as a remake of sorts, but it does include a variety of recurring characters which we’ll get into next.
The Suicide Squad Cast and Characters!
Margot Robbie is back as Harley Quinn.
Viola Davis will be back as Suicide Squad organizer Amanda Waller.
Joel Kinnaman will reprise his role as Rick Flag.
Jai Courtney rounds out the returning cast as Captain Boomerang.
David Dastmalchian will play the very underrated Polka-Dot Man.
John Cena will play the Peacemaker.
Steve Agee will appear as King Shark.
Michael Rooker will play Savant.
Sean Gunn will play Weasel.
Idris Elba will appear as Superman villain, Bloodsport.
Storm Reid plays Boodsport’s daughter, Tyla.
Peter Capaldi will play the Thinker.
Pete Davidson is going to be Black Guard.
Daniela Melchior is playing a new version of the Ratcatcher.
Flula Borg is going to be Javelin.
Mayling Ng is Mongal.
Alice Braga is bringing Sol Soria to life.
Nathan Fillion plays a character named T.D.K.
Jennifer Holland will play Emilia Harcourt.