‘Suicide Squad’ “Relaunch” Set For Summer 2021 With New Characters; James Gunn Confirmed

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Hot on the heels of news that Warner Bros. has dated Matt Reeves “The Batman” film—which won’t feature Ben Affleck—for summer 2021, the studio has unveiled a slew of additional dates. The biggest of the line-up is yet another DC Films superhero movie just a few weeks after “The Batman,” and that will be the not-so-sequel to “Suicide Squad.”

Not titled “Suicide Squad 2” and or any such iteration, this new version, called “The Suicide Squad” is now set for an August 6, 2021 release, all of about six weeks after “The Batman.” James Gunn is writing the screenplay and is now officially in negotiations to direct too. Charles Roven (“Suicide Squad,” “The Dark Knight Rises”) and Peter Safran will produce.

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“The Suicide Squad” title doesn’t sound like much of a sequel, and that’s because it’s being dubbed a “relaunch” which jibes with recent rumors that Gunn would wipe the slate clean.

THR writes, “sources say that Gunn’s focus is to take the franchise in a new direction with mostly an all-new cast of characters and actors. Sources also say that the project is also very much rooted in Gunn’s vibe, as seen in the Guardians movies,” something Gunn himself had already suggested.

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Online whispers that have said only Will Smith and Jai Courtney are expected to return, and most of the other characters would be quietly put away.

READ MORE: James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Won’t Be A Sequel And Will Instead Be A “Brand-New Take”

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