Gunn recently expressed interest in returning to the director’s chair if the film does well at the box office. In a pandemic-affected market, major blockbusters such as Tenet, Fast & Furious 9, and Black Widow have underperformed.
The Suicide Squad faces an additional challenge with a mature R rating (or a 15 in the UK), while HBO Max is available to our friends across the pond. As evidenced by their recent order for a Peacemaker streaming series, Warner Bros. appears to be prioritizing The Suicide Squad.
While we wait for more details, here’s everything we know so far about a possible Suicide Squad 3 in the DC Extended Universe.
Will there be a The Suicide Squad sequel?
Warner Bros. has not officially confirmed whether or not James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be followed by a sequel.
The film’s budget, as a star-studded summer blockbuster, is expected to be in the $150 million range. When marketing and theatre cuts are taken into account, a film with that price tag typically requires a worldwide gross of around $500 million to break even.
Due to the unpredictability of the pandemic market, the Suicide Squad may have a more difficult time achieving that goal.
According to our sources, director James Gunn is working on a “very different” sequel. He has thought about a possible follow-up. “Hey, let’s put together another team and do this!” would not be my reaction to the prospect of making a sequel. A radical shift would be implemented.”
The Suicide Squad 3 release date
Because Gunn will soon begin work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, a third Suicide Squad film is unlikely to be released in theatres anytime soon.
In addition to the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, the director’s trilogy finale for Marvel Studios will begin filming in November for a May 2023 release.
Given the other high-profile projects, a potential Suicide Squad 3 may not begin production until 2023, implying a release date of at least 2024.