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Let’s start with the basics. Hollywood isn’t very excited about The Suicide Squad 2 (a sequel to James Gunn’s original film). Unfortunately, the movie has been seen as having “underperformed” at the box office. The film took in $26.5 million over its first three days which is less than the $30+ million estimated.
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad taught us one thing. To expect the unexpected. Warner Bros. Pictures might be more optimistic about this film than you might believe. James Gunn is reportedly considering it. Here are our thoughts on a possible The Suicide Squad.
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The Suicide Squad 2. How likely are they?
The Suicide Squad arrived in theaters as discussions about the Delta variant Covid-19 had apparently begun to heat up. This could have caused audiences to be warier about returning home from the movies.
The Suicide Squad is also available on HBO Max. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter Andy Forssell of HBO Max claimed that The Suicide Squad was second in terms of openings that had arrived on the same day and time as movies in theaters. However, this figure wasn’t disclosed and there hasn’t been any impact that the movie had on subscribers.
Warner may be able to order another shot from James Gunn if enough viewers streamed The Suicide Squad via HBO Max. The sequel will be released when we don’t have to deal anymore with Covid-19 variations and should earn more at the box offices.
Maybe it would have a name that wasn’t so easily confused with the film of 2016. The original title of “The Suicide Squad” was a joke made by Gunn. It was a name executives liked.
The Suicide Squad 2 Release Date Speculation
James Gunn was hired as a writer and/or director in October 2018 after years of internal struggles to succeed David Ayers’ 2016 Suicide Squad. The Suicide Squad appeared in August 2021.
On this basis, we expect a Summer 2024 publication date. Gunn is currently busy with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to begin in November 2021.
People don’t seem to be in any hurry to ask for more.
Cast 2: The Suicide Squad
The Suicide Squad resulted in the death of a lot of people. We don’t have much to replace them. However, there are seven names and faces that we expect will see back, should Warner Bros. Pictures green-light the movie. They are as follows
Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn
John Cena, Peacemaker/ Christopher Smith
Robert DuBois and Idris Eba as Bloodsport
Sylvester Stallone, (the voice for) King Shark/ Nanaue
Viola Davis will play Amanda Waller
Steve Agee portrays John Economos as well as the physical actor in King Shark’s movie, Steve Agee
Emilia Harcourt, Jennifer Holland
Sean Gunn, Weasel
It doesn’t sound as though James Gunn would remove the survivors in order to create a new team. When Entertainment Weekly asked him about a sequel he said “I’ve actually had ideas” and “If I did it, isn’t like, “Hey! Let’s assemble another crew and let’s get this!” It would be very different.”
Gunn may be considering recruiting Calendar Man. This man was last seen mocking Polka Dot Man. Calendar Man’s revelation was a little Easter egg for DC Comics enthusiasts. He revealed his identity by scrawling “FEBMARAPR,” which is an abbreviation for the second, third, or fourth months of each year. It wrapped around his dome and the rest.
The Suicide Squad 2 is a possible plot
The peacemaker was the one who killed Rick Flag (the most respected Suicide Squad member) and earned him the ire from the crew and a small bullet from Bloodsport that went into the neck of his friend. Peacemaker is still in existence, as The Suicide Squad’s ending credits scene revealed.
Peacemaker is currently wounded and is about to get his HBO Max TV show. Peacemaker could appear in The Suicide Squad 2 again as the coworker that nobody wants to work for. Or, he could become a rogue and they will all need to bring him down. It doesn’t matter what, either.
The film’s ending suggests that Waller may have more missions for The Suicide Squad. And we are hopeful to see them in the coming years.
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