The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Warner Bros. Pictures’ forthcoming Suicide Squad 2 has enlisted a screenwriter with Adam Cozad (The Legend of Tarzan, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) set to pen the screenplay.
It remains to be seen which characters will appear in the upcoming sequel since Margot Robbie is set to star in a female-led spin-off titled Gotham City Sirens and Jared Leto has expressed displeasure in the final cut of the film. Following the runaway success of the film last year ($745.6 million worldwide), however, and its Oscar win for Makeup and Hairstyling, it’s nearly a given that Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, Katana, Rick Flag, and Amanda Waller will all return.
Despite being a priority for the studio, a director isn’t attached to the project just yet, with many names reportedly in contention for the job, including Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), and Jonathan Levine (50/50)
Directed by David Ayer, the first Suicide Squad stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez, Joel Kinnaman, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith, most of whom are likely to return for the big screen follow-up. Ayer, meanwhile, is working with Robbie on the Gotham City Sirens film.