Kicking off the DC Films Universe with a movie like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is a smart move on the part of Warner Bros., especially as it’s hard to imagine a release pitting the world’s two most iconic superheroes against each other being anything other than a hit. However, Suicide Squad following that film up definitely feels risky.
Then again, all of these DC Comics properties (outside of Batman, Superman, and Justice League) are fairly risky right now, seeing as almost all of the characters who will feature in them are making their big screen debuts. That being said, the villain-led Suicide Squad could very well shake up the genre in a huge way.
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While we’ve still got a ways to go until we see how David Ayer’s film turns out, Warner Bros. are clearly confident in its chances of being a success, as a new report reveals that they’re already mulling over a sequel, and are hoping to bring the director back.
Here’s what The Wrap had to say in a report they published tonight:
“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.”
The project they’re referring to there is a new police thriller that the filmmaker is looking to develop starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, and if The Wrap’s report is true, then the studio must be happy with Suicide Squad if they’re already thinking about fast tracking a follow-up and bringing Ayer back.
Of course, no definite decisions will be made until those all important box office numbers come in, but the incredible looking Suicide Squad looks to be the start of big things to come for the DC Universe.
Source: The Wrap