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Robbie, Leto and Smith confirmed for Suicide Squad 2 as news drops on Batman, Green Lantern and Cyborg movies

January 14th, 2018 by Marc Comments

With all the changes at Warners around the current DC Cinematic Universe, we have a few new bits of info.

Firstly, it seems that The Social Network and, em, Fifty Shades of Grey’s Michael De Luca will be producing Suicide Squad 2 along with Charles Roven. It also seems like, as reported before, The Accountant’s Gavin O’Connor will write and direct the movie and, interestingly, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto are all back… that’s Deadshot, Harley, and Joker for those not in the know.

As reported earlier tonight, Mark Strong looks likely to step into the villain role for the Shazam! movie.

In Batman related news, director Matt Reeves has the story worked out (here) but we’re also hearing rumours that Reeves’ Batman will be part of a new banner at Warners that means the movie may not be prat of the shared universe (we’ve heard this below we still doubt this to be true though) and that Affleck’s Batman will be given a final farewell in either Flashpoint (we’re reported this for a loooooong time now) or Suicide Squad 2.

In related news, David Goyer has also confirmed that the Green Lantern Corps movie is still gong ahead and hasn’t been chained due to the restructure at Warners, although when it’ll happen is another story: “I don’t know. Who knows, especially with what’s currently going on with the DC universe? There’s obviously a whole recalibration happening with that right now.”

And, finally, Joe Morton who played Silas Stone, father of Victor Stone AKA Cyborg in both Justice League and Batman V Superman, seems confident we’re still getting a Cyborg standalone movie.

“From what I understand, there will be a Cyborg movie. It will be about him and I, and about the family that he came from, how he becomes the Cyborg, et cetera. But from whence he came, as well,” he says.

On why Cyborg is important to modern superheroes, he said: “I think it’s exciting because there aren’t that many, if any, black superheros, and in his case in particular, because there is no alias, because there is nothing for him to hide behind, and that he has to be who he is all the time. I think it’s a great kind of allegory for what it means to be black in this country.”

So there you have it… what make you of all this news? Let us know.

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….