Warner Bros. are only one film into their DC Extended Universe and although Suicide Squad is still five months away from arriving in cinemas, the studio is confident enough that they’re already planning a sequel.
Director David Ayer and star Will Smith will reportedly return, which is perhaps a spoiler in that Smith’s character Deadshot will survive the duration of the first movie.
Ayer will direct Smith in their next project, Bright, alongside Joel Edgerton but buried in The Wrap’s (via Squareeyed) report about that film is a piece of information that will excite comic book fans: “Ayer hopes to fit the project into his fall schedule before Warner Bros. brings him and Smith back for a planned Suicide Squad sequel in 2017.”
It won’t come as a great surprise that WB is planning further Suicide Squad movies, especially considering the buzz surrounding the first one. The two trailer have a combined view count of over 100 million views, comfortably surpassing that amassed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Synopsis: It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?