Anyone who has already seen Suicide Squad can tell you that the highlight is easily Margot Robbie’s performance as Harley Quinn. The character, whose popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, is expected to get her own solo movie at some point. Meanwhile, Will Smith’s Deadshot character will likely be back in a sequel.
Here’s what we know about their future.
The Harley Quinn Solo Movie Is Already in Early Development
Way back in May, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Warner Bros. is working on a unique kind of movie to feature Harley Quinn. It won’t be a traditional solo film, but will also feature Batgirl, Black Canary and the Huntress, who make up the Birds of Prey.
There’s no director attached to the project, but there is a mysterious writer that Robbie picked to pen the project. It has not been scheduled, so it’s not known where it would fall on the Warner Bros. schedule.
A ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Could Happen, but It’s Not Greenlit Yet
As with any sequel, this could depend on how well Suicide Squad does at the box office in the long term, but the cast is already talking making a sequel. Back in March, TheWrap reported that writer/director David Ayer and Smith were planning on working again on a Suicide Squad film next year. They will definitely be working together on a film called Bright, which Netflix paid $90 million for.
In an interview with Variety, Joel Kinnaman, who plays Rick Flagg, played coy about a sequel.
“If there’s like military involved in one of the other films than maybe they’ll call me. You can definitely see how Amanda Waller [played by Viola Davis in the movie] has a place in the other films. Maybe I’ll tag along with her,” Kinnaman said.
Suicide Squad is expected to make at least $140 million this weekend, but the film was met with negative mostly reviews. Time will tell if the film makes enough in the long run to justify a sequel. Although, we do know that the negative reviews and underwhelming box office from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did nothing to deter Warner Bros.’ plans, at least based on their flashy SDCC panel.