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.
As for SUICIDE SQUAD 2, clearly moving out of 2018 shoot. The move to go with BOP not only had a lot to do with Hodson's script but also the idea of doing with BATGIRL what Marvel did with Black Panther in CIVIL WAR by introducing them into universe before giving them own film
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) April 17, 2018
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.