Out doing press rounds for the just released fifth season of Netflix’s “House of Cards,” actor Joel Kinnaman briefly offered an update on the status of the sequel to last year’s “Suicide Squad” film.
At last report, Warners was looking for a director to work from a script that Adam Cozad (“The Legend of Tarzan”) was hired in March to work on. Mel Gibson was tipped to be the top choice for the project at last report. Kinnaman tells The Live Feed:
“As far as I know they’re writing the script and I think the plan is to shoot it sometime in 2018, but that could change. I think I’ll definitely come back for it.”
One person who isn’t on the list it seems is the first film’s director David Ayer who is too busy with the spin-off film “Gotham City Sirens” which will focus on DC female villains such as Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in ‘Suicide’. Kinnaman says:
“Ultimately, I’d love for David Ayer to direct it, but if he doesn’t want to direct it then someone who is great with character and that’s able to ground the story and maybe put these characters in a more normal situation. It would be really interesting to see these crazy characters interact with regular people as well.”
A filming date next year certainly suggests no release is planned until 2019.