Following the news that James Gunn has been reinstated as director and writer of Guardians of the Galaxy 3, questions have been raised about what will become of DC’s The Suicide Squad, which he is also directing. In an interview published yesterday on Joblo, the film’s producer, Peter Safran, shed some much-needed light on the situation.
Safran clarified that the film should not be seen as a sequel or a reimagining of David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad. He said, “We don’t call it Suicide Squad 2 ‘cause it’s a total reboot, so it’s The Suicide Squad and I think people should be extremely excited about it.”
It’s unclear what “total reboot” entails. What we do know is that the film will see the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. While the character Deadshot is also returning, he will be played by Idris Elba, rather than Will Smith.
The Suicide Squad begins production later this year.