Warner Bros is pushing ahead with the sequel to the critically-panned but financially successful Suicide Squad (hmmm, we wonder why), and have hired two new writers to work on the script, with both of them having previous comic experience.
As revealed in The Hollywood Reporter, David Bar Katz and Todd Stashwick are helping pen the screenplay alongside director Gavin O’Connor.
Katz previously helped rewrite the script for the Spawn reboot and wrote a play called The History of Invulnerability, which is about how Superman was created. He’s also had scripts picked up by Warner Bros and Robert Downey Jr’s production company.
Meanwhile, Stashwick has worked on 12 Monkeys and the DC TV series Gotham, which has featured its own (far superior) version of the Joker even though they couldn’t call him that.
DC and Warner Bros are juggling a lot of potential films focusing on their supervillains, including Suicide Squad 2, a Joker and Harley Quinn spin-off with Margot Robbie, a Harley-centric girl gang movie (which could either be Birds of Prey, Gotham City Sirens or both), Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam AND two separate Joker movies, one with Jared Leto and one with Joaquin Phoenix.
That’s… quite a lot.
Suicide Squad was initially fast-tracked for a 2019 release date, but at this point we’d say 2020 is probably a safer bet.
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