The Squad Will Be More Down To Earth in Suicide Squad 2

Suicide Squad 2 is schedule to start production in fall 2018 and to be released in 2019, and Rick Flag actor Joel Kinnaman says the sequel will be, “more grounded” than the first.  The sequel will be written and directed by Gavin O’Connor as opposed to David Ayer.  Stars may already be preparing for the sequel, as Joel Kinnaman along with Captain Boomerang actor Jai Courtney and El Diablo actor Jay Hernandez were seen working out on social media.  Many fans believe that El Diablo will be resurrected after seeing Herandez’s appearance in the photo.

The original Suicide Squad was enjoyed by fans but hated by critics who, despite the entertaining story about bad guys forming a super hero team, could not help but point out the movie’s obvious shortcomings.  Whether or not Suicide Squad is thought of as a good movie or a bad one, success is measured only by the box office numbers, and with Suicide Squad making $746 million worldwide, there was little doubt that fans were going to get a sequel.  Suicide Squad 2, however, will have more than a few changes.

Joel Kinnaman talked about the movie’s pros and cons in an interview with Yahoo! about his upcoming TV Series Altered Carbon on Netflix.  He admitted the the movie falls apart a little in the third act, and went more in depth about how Suicide Squad 2 could be better saying,

“It was a great set-up. Great characters. I think that when we do a second one I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see more of a grounded version of the film. I think the characters are so extreme, so I think it could be more effective if we’re seeing them with maybe less sorcery. Because the characters become more extreme if you see them in conjunction with more real people.”

Many agree with Kinnaman’s sentiments that the movie falters in the third act.  Many found the Enchantress over-the-top in seducing the squad members with their greatest wishes.  Even David Ayer himself admitted that Joker would have been the better villain.  Jared Leto’s Joker, however, had his own problems that need to be dealth with.    Mant agree that with less sorcery and a better nemesis, the Suicide Squad would have seen more success.

Ari Bard

I am currently a Sophomore at Case Western Reserve University studying mechanical engineering. I have been in love with DC since I saw the animated series and movies in the early 2000s. I started reading comics regularly at the start of Rebirth. My favorite character is Martian Manhunter.
  • What?

    “Whether or not Suicide Squad is thought of as a good movie or a bad one, success is measured only by the box office numbers.”

    That’s a gross misconception on numerous levels that success is only measured by box office numbers but I’ll digress. The consensus has “Suicide Squad” as a insufficient film overall.

    • Mikel

      Of course, box office numbers don’t mean a movie is good, there are many examples of it, but most people like the movie according to several polls. What is extremely unfair, is how critics are so indulgent with Marvel movies’ flaws: weak villains, plot holes, dumb juvenile humour, etc.