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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

DC seems to be getting some positive momentum with their female-focused properties. Wonder Woman got them started off on the right foot, and while Suicide Squad wasn’t incredibly well received, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was.

Earlier today, we reported that Birds of Prey had just locked down indie director Cathy Yan, but what does that mean for Suicide Squad 2, a film that was going to be shooting later this year? Variety reporter Justin Kroll took to Twitter to share some of the scuttlebutt.

“As for SUICIDE SQUAD 2, clearly moving out of 2018 shoot. The move to go with BOP not only had a lot to do with Hodson’s script but also the idea of doing with BATGIRL what Marvel did with Black Panther in CIVIL WAR by introducing them into universe before giving them own film”

Okay, so there a couple pieces to break down here. First off, is Suicide Squad 2 moving. What could this mean for the film? Is this more of a result of the studio simply wanting to move forward with Birds of Prey quickly, or are they still taking a while to iron down that story? Obviously, we don’t know the answer as of this point, but I hope this doesn’t muck with director Gavin O’Connor’s availability.

The other thing to take away is that this will basically be an introduction for Black Panther. Kroll compares this to Black Panther’s intro in Civil War, but if we’re using DC terminology, it can also be compared to Wonder Woman’s introduction in Batman v Superman.

What do you think of these rumors? Do you think it’s a good idea to push back Suicide Squad 2 for Birds of Prey? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Justin Kroll

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.