In 2021, The Suicide Squad arrived in theaters and on HBO Max and became one of the most acclaimed DC movies in recent memory. James Gunn’s take on the classic comic book team quickly won over fans and launched an entire DC sub-franchise, with the hit series Peacemaker spinning the events of the film. A second season of Peacemaker is already in the works, as is another spin-off series from this group of characters. It seems all roads lead Gunn back to The Suicide Squad 2but that may not be the case.
Talk to The reading listGunn was specifically asked about returning for a sequel to The Suicide Squad. The filmmaker revealed that while there have been some conversations, it’s not something he’s rushing to do anytime soon. For now, he’s sticking to the TV world.
“Yeah, we talked about it,” Gunn explained. “But the truth is, I have so many hours a day to work on stuff. And I’ve had so much fun working in TV that I really think that’s what I’m going to spend next year of my life to do.”
Gunn went on to say that he’s still deciding what his next feature will be, once he gets through this current TV series. This could end up being a sequel to The Suicide Squad or another DC movie, but chances are it’s also something completely different.
“I’m thinking what this next movie will be like,” he said. “And will the next movie be- if first of all, it might be something completely different from [the world of DC]. And I’m delighted with the arrival of Mike De Luca [Warner Bros.]frankly, because I have known him for a long time and I love Toby [Emmerich]but I also know De Luca, he has been a friend of mine for many, many years.”
“I don’t know what I’m going to do next because it could be a movie outside of [DC]but it could be a DC movie that has to do with those characters,” Gunn continued. Does that mean it’s the suicide squad movie or something else that’s in this world or a little different from that? And that, I’m not entirely sure.”
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