Describing the film as one of one of his funnest professional experiences to date, “The Suicide Squad” director James Gunn is no doubt already deep in talks with Warner Bros about a sequel, numerous spin-offs and getting in on that merch-money.
And judging by that frickin’ high Rotten Tomatoes score, betcha keen for that!?
The former TROMA employee tells The Hollywood Reporter that “talking about different things… so there’s a lot of dreaming going on and dreaming is one of the most fun parts of moviemaking.”
First cab off the rank is the previously announced “Peacemaker” series starring John Cena.
The “Scooby Doo!” writer says the small-screen offering is “no holds barred”.
“One of the leads is Peacemaker and one of the leads is Danielle Brooks, who plays Leota Adebayo. And she has a very different political view of the world than Peacemaker does. So it’s just a little bit about what’s going on in the world, but also being a TV show, you really do have more time to delve much deeper into these characters and much more deeply into the drama and comedy of them.”
“It has a lot of similarities [to The Suicide Squad], but it’s even more grounded, more natural and more real. But it’s still within a big science-fiction storyline that lasts for one season. The main storyline lasts for that season, so that doesn’t mean there’s only one season of Peacemaker.”
As for a straight-up sequel to “The Suicide Squad”, Gunn has ideas.
“I’ve had ideas, actually,” he told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview. “If I did a sequel, it’s not like, ‘Hey, let’s assemble another team and let’s do this!’ It would be very different.”
Gunn will also be moving back to Marvel – if even briefly?- for a “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3”.