As with most of the latest Warner Bros. movies. and DC Entertainment, the movie Suicide Squad generated a strong split of opinion and was the subject of much criticism.
Directed by David Ayer and presented in 2016, Suicide Squad was yet another victim of the controversy surrounding the direction and overall quality of DC’s cinematic universe, which prompted a move to the next film.
The Suicide Squad is in production and scheduled to open in 2021, but will not be performed by David Ayer, as you well know, and will be a reboot that will appear to act as if the previous one did not even exist.
Confirmation as a reboot was made by Ayer himself, who put great faith in the talent of James Gunn, the director of the new film.
“It’s not a sequel, it’s a reinvention and James Gunn will certainly get it right. I’m supporting every step of the way,” Ayer shared via his Twitter.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) December 23, 2019
Ayer also confirmed that his film will be an isolated case, without continuity, and that despite the sharing of some characters, will not be taken into account in the making of the next.
“Yes, that’s correct. Some characters and elements will be used, but James Gunn is reinventing the universe. Everyone recognizes the immense potential of the series.”
These words from Ayer go against what producer Peter Safran had previously said when he considered The Suicide Squad as a total reboot.
“First, we don’t call it Suicide Squad 2 because it’s a total reboot, so it’s The Suicide Squad and I think people should be extremely excited about it.”
Do you like David Ayer’s movie? Are you excited about James Gunn’s reboot?