– by Joseph Jammer Medina

One can’t fault Warner Bros. for having ambition. Back in 2014, they announced a slate of nine films that proved that they were finally willing to go toe-to-toe with the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a shared universe of their own. However, in the time since then, their movies have proven to be distinctly more polarizing than Marvel’s

As a result, things have changed. Warner Bros. saw a need to change their course, and rather than continued full speed ahead with their slate of films, following Justice League, we can expect a whole new batch of films (save for Aquaman). But which ones and in which order? That’s the eternal question. They’ve announced another couple handfuls of movie, but as of right now, we have no real idea when they plan to make them happen.

Case in point: any of the Joker films. Of those, we have the Joker standalone film (which is unrelated to the DCEU), the Joker and Harley Quinn spinoff, Gotham City Sirens (we have conflicting reports as to whether or no that’s happening), and Suicide Squad 2. While that all seems well and good, just how soon can they get this done?

Variety’s Justin Kroll has now shared via Twitter that Suicide Squad 2 — at earliest — will shoot in fall of 2018. The reason for the delay seems to have to do with Will Smith’s schedule, which will has such films as Aladdin and Gemini on it. That’s already a year away, and the movie still doesn’t even have a director. If it hits that, then we’re looking at a late 2019 release date at the earliest.

While all this Joker stuff seems pretty current, it’s interesting to keep it into perspective that even if they have all these movies, they wouldn’t finish them up until around 2022 likely — a solid years from now, and that’s being generous.

It’ll be interesting to see if this ever happens, and if so, who they plan on bringing on to helm the project. However, if this is true, we’ll be hearing a lot more from the movie sooner rather than later as the script goes through development.

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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.