Suicide Squad 2 May Start Filming In 2018, According To Joel Kinnaman

Posted 2017/06/05 0 0

Rick Flag actor Joel Kinnaman says the script for Suicide Squad 2 is being written, with plans to shoot the DC Extended Universe movie’s sequel in 2018.


Joel Kinnaman, who starred as Rick Flag in the first movie, was being interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter about his part in the fifth season of House of Cards. The interview did bring up the sequel and Kinnaman revealed that he’s pretty sure he knows when production is going to start.

As far as I know they're writing the script and I think the plan is to shoot it sometime in 2018, but that could change. I think I'll definitely come back for it.

Currently, Legend of Tarzan writer Adam Cozad is penning the script for Suicide Squad 2. David Ayer, who wrote and directed the first installment, famously only had six weeks to write it. So luckily Warner Bros. is giving Cozad a little more time to get things tightened up for the sequel. David Ayer isn't going to direct Suicide Squad 2, at least not that we know of, since he is going to be directing the spin-off, Gotham City Sirens. However, if Joel Kinnaman has his way, David Ayer will be back in the director's chair.

Ultimately, I'd love for David Ayer to direct it, but if he doesn't want to direct it then someone who is great with character and that's able to ground the story and maybe put these characters in a more normal situation. It would be really interesting to see these crazy characters interact with regular people as well.

While the DC supervillain film was all but dismissed by critics, moviegoers still made Suicide Squad a blockbuster hit, as it went on to earn $325.1 million domestically and $420.5 million overseas, for a collective global cume of $745.6 million. The film is written and directed by David Ayer and stars an ensemble cast consisting of Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne. In the film, a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions and save the world from a powerful threat, in exchange for reduced sentences.