Multiple Suicide Squad Spinoffs Rumored

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After the mixed reactions that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice garnered, Warner Bros. is certainly hoping for a critical and commercial win from Suicide Squad. Early reviews have been very positive, suggesting that the studio might have the hit on its hands that it's hoping for.

News already broke that a Harley Quinn solo movie is set to spin off from Suicide Squad, but a new rumor suggests that the studio is looking at more than that. It's possible that several movies will spin off from the villain team-up film if it performs well at the box office.

The rumor comes from We Got This Covered, which cites a source familiar with WB's plans for the franchise. According to the source:

“They’re going to do a sequel for sure, and the recently announced spinoff with Margot Robbie has got everyone excited, too, but their plans don’t end there. The studio is feeling very confident in the property. They think it’s going to be a really big hit and they think audiences are going to fall in love with these characters.

I’ve heard more than a few talks of giving some of the other Task Force X members their own spinoffs, and like the Harley Quinn one, these films would open the door for a ton of new DC characters to show up.

The Joker is a definite possibility for a spinoff, and Jared [Leto] seems up for it from what I’ve been told. They’re also really hot on Jai Courtney’s character Boomerang right now. Nothing’s set in stone yet, but you’re definitely going to be seeing a lot more of these guys in the years to come.”

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Of course, any spinoffs with the possible exception of the Harley Quinn film will depend on the movie's box-office success. If the movie's take is underwhelming, then repeat appearances of the characters are more likely to occur in other characters' films instead. Even if Suicide Squad is only a moderate success, it's more likely that we'll just see a sequel and the Harley movie instead of a string of spinoffs that might end up doing poorly.

It's also important to remember that this is just a rumor from an anonymous source, so it's a good idea to take it with a grain of salt for now. The "nothing's set in stone yet" could be an easy out for the source, since if the spinoffs don't see the light of day, then he or she could simply claim that plans changed. Perhaps more importantly, plans could actually change before the spinoffs get off the ground and they would wind up canceled before they were ever announced.

The prospect of solo films for DC villains is an intriguing one, however, especially if the films actually portrayed the characters as villains instead of changing them to misunderstood antiheroes to create likeable protagonists. There's no telling whether the Worst. Heroes. Ever. would continue trying to save the world away from the team, and even if they do, there's no guarantee that fans would connect to classic bad guys who decided to go straight.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is now playing in U.S. theaters. Suicide Squad will arrive on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on June 19, 2020.

Source: We Got This Covered

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