Warner Bros announced their slate of upcoming DC films. The sequel to the Suicide Squad starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie was still on the list. The original movie did not see much critical acclaim, but it was one of the highest grossing films for the studio bringing in $775 million dollars worldwide.
According to Omega Underground reports Suicide Squad 2‘s production start date has been pushed to October 2018, a little more than six months later than its original March window. That will free up Smith, who stars as Deadshot, to complete production on Ang Lee’s sci-fi action film Gemini Man, expected to wrap in July.
Directed by Gavin O’Connor, Suicide Squad 2 marks the third DCEU feature to begin filming in 2018. Shazam! kicks off principal photography on Feb. 5, and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sequel aims to go in front of the cameras next summer.
The Wrap reported back in November that movie will also be the first of appearance as Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam. The sequel is for the members of Suicide Squad to be tasked with tracking down a weapon of mass destruction. That weapon? The super villain Black Adam himself. The villain is best known in DC Comics as the main nemesis of superhero Shazam.
There is currently no release date for the film, but with production starting in 2018 expect it to be released 2020.