The Academy Award-winning Suicide Squad was a big box office hit last year, and Warner Bros. is moving forward with expanding the franchise. David Ayer is returning to direct the Harley Quinn-centric Gotham City Sirens, while the studio is considering a spinoff starring Will Smith’s Deadshot. But a direct sequel to the first film is still on the way.
Last we heard, the studio is considering several directors for Suicide Squad 2, including Oscar winner Mel Gibson, who even confirmed the early talks in a couple interviews. But while we wait for a filmmaker to be brought on board, the sequel has found a screenwriter.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Legend of Tarzan scribe Adam Cozad is in talks to re-team with Warner Bros. for Suicide Squad 2. The sequel is a priority for the studio, and the focus right now is locking down a story. Fingers crossed Cozad will have longer than six weeks to write this script…
Cozad’s other credits include Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and the upcoming Bloodshot movie adaptation.
Other details on Suicide Squad 2, including its release date and start of production, are currently unknown. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.
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