There is a lot of mystery around the Suicide Squad sequel, and that isn’t necessarily surprising. The 2016 film was arguably the most anticipated and hyped DC film ever, and yet it received incredibly mixed reviews. While it had some undeniable strong points, such as Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn, everyone could agree that the film tried to introduce way too many characters at once. And it failed to build a strong enough connection to carry the film.
Maybe that’s why the Suicide Squad sequel is rumored not to be a sequel at all, but a reboot. The film is said to feature almost an entirely new cast of characters, but who that consists of, we’re still unsure. It’s highly unlikely that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn won’t be one of the stars, and we’re willing to bet Will Smith will return as Deadshot, as he was fairly well received. As for Leto’s Joker? We here at Fiction’s Mistress loved his performance and are dying to see more, and we’re hoping we get to in the new film. But that decision, it seems, is up to none other than James Gunn.
Gunn, who many will recognize as writer and director of Guardians Of The Galaxy 1 & 2, has signed on to pen the script for the new Suicide Squad film, and is now officially in talks to direct it, as well! This is a major win for DC and an undeniable loss for Marvel. Gunn has a quirky and powerful storytelling style that made the Guardians films so successful. With him gone, their future is looking incredibly rocky. Whereas the future of the Suicide Squad is looking more hopeful than ever. We have total faith in Gunn’s vision, so here’s hoping he signs on!
The Suicide Squad Hits Theaters August 6, 2021.