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The Suicide Squad: Every Update You Need To Know

 

In 2021, The Suicide Squad will return, although they'll be a little different. Suicide Squad will be written and directed by James Gunn, who has moved over to DC after being fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It's unclear who'll be heading up Task Force X when the movie arrives on August 6, 2021, with Gunn's script reportedly featuring a new cast (although many expect Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn to return).

  • Movie Title: The Suicide Squad
  • Release Date: August 6, 2021
  • Cast: Unknown
  • Director: James Gunn
  • Writers: James Gunn

Last updated: February 1, 2019

James Gunn Will Write and Direct Suicide Squad 2

After being fired by Disney/Marvel for some old, tasteless, and offensive joke tweets, James Gunn was hired by Warner Bros and DC to direct Suicide Squad 2, now apparently titled The Suicide Squad. He replaced Gavin O'Connor who reportedly left the project because his script was too similar to the plot of Birds of Prey.

It's not clear exactly what Gunn has in store for The Suicide Squad, but the film is reportedly going to relaunch the franchise and fit a similar mold to his Guardians of the Galaxy movies with a new cast of characters.

Suicide Squad 2 Will Feature a Mostly New Cast

Suicide Squad Deleted Harley Whoa

Suicide Squad 2 is reportedly a relaunch of the franchise and will feature mostly new characters. It's rumored that Margot Robbie and Viola Davis will return as Harley Quinn and Amanda Waller, but others could return as well. While fans of the original may be disappointed to not see all the characters return, the Suicide Squad in DC comics is known for its regularly rotating cast of characters, so it could just be staying true to the source material.

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Suicide Squad 2's Story Is A Mystery

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad

With James Gunn coming aboard and writing a fresh script that doesn't seem to be beholden to the first movie, it's a complete mystery what the plot of Suicide Squad 2 will be about.

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Suicide Squad 2 Will Release in August 2021

Despite the original being one of the DCEU's highest grossing movies so far, the sequel has taken a long time to get off the ground, and is now slated to release on August 6th, 2021, 5 years after the original. The Suicide Squad is the 3rd of 3 movies currently slated to be released in 2021 with DC's Super Pets coming out in May 2021 and The Batman coming out in June.

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There Is No Suicide Squad 2 Trailer Yet

Given the film has yet to begin production and the cast has yet to be announced, a trailer for the film can’t be expected anytime soon. The earliest the Suicide Squad 2 trailer could be expected would be early 2019, depending on proposed release date.

There Is No Poster For Suicide Squad 2 Yet

Suicide Squad Movie Color Logo

There is not yet an official poster of title art for Suicide Squad 2. The film’s predecessor made a splash with its series of brightly colored, minimalistic posters featuring the silhouettes of its antihero crime-fighting team as skulls. A variant poster depicted the cast standing in the shape of a messy smile, still with a chaos of color surrounding the poster. Given how successful that campaign proved to be, it wouldn't be surprising to see something similar for the sequel.

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Key Release Dates
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) release date: Jun 05, 2020
  • Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
  • Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) release date: Feb 07, 2020
  • Joker (2019) release date: Oct 04, 2019
  • DC Super Pets (2021) release date: May 21, 2021
  • The Batman (2021) release date: Jun 25, 2021
  • The Suicide Squad (2021) release date: Aug 06, 2021
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