A couple years ago, audiences were subjected to the underwhelming Suicide Squad. This was a movie that, based on the trailers shown, could have been the film to really turn things around the DC Extended Universe, but instead it became another one of the statistics of how studio meddling could destroy a movie.
But the film is now firmly behind us, paving the way for the future, and while it may not be on the studio’s schedule just yet, it looks like it’s making real progress. Speaking with Discussing Film, screenwriter Todd Stashwick revealed that the film is done and that it works as a direct sequel to the first one.
“We have finished our draft and I’m really proud of it. It’s a sequel to the first film. Again, I can’t say anything else. Our intention is to tell an exciting story, deepening these characters.”
But that wasn’t all we’ve heard. SuperBroMovies has reported that the film will be a more grounded, black ops style of movie. This is in contrast to the goofier, more supernatural direction of the first film. Additionally, this style could supposedly potentially lead to an R rating, which could also help to differentiate the movie from its predecessor.
There are a couple other tidbits. The first is that a part of the film will take place in the Middle East, and that it was originally set there so that it could introduce Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam. However, with Johnson starring in and producing virtually every film under the sun over the next several years, his schedule has made those plans impossible. Rather than simply changing it and nixing the cameo, they have now selected another notable DC character to take his place.
Sadly, there are no details as to who that character is.
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SOURCE: Discussing Film