‘Suicide Squad 2’ pushed back in favor of Margot Robbie’s ‘Birds of Prey’

Suicide Squad 2 was supposed to start shooting this fall, but it sounds like those plans have changed thanks to Margot Robbie’s new Harley Quinn spinoff, Birds of Prey.

It was reported earlier today that Birds of Prey has a director and is expected to shoot by the end of the year. Because of that, Variety reporter Justin Kroll says Suicide Squad 2 is no longer shooting this year. Warner Bros. is hoping to get fans excited for Bargirl by introducing her in Birds of Prey, much like Marvel did with Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War.

Suicide Squad 2 is being written and directed by Gavin O’Connor. For now, it sounds like it’s been pushed aside in favor of Birds of Prey. Do you think that’s the right call? Let me know in the comments below.