Warner Bros. has several things lined up when it comes to their DC films line and they’re riding high on Aquaman breaking some box office records for the studio. With the Batman property getting things in line for release, the studio also followed up to talk about the Suicide Squad sequel. We learned in October 2018 that James Gunn was boarding the project after departing the third Guardians of the Galaxy film and was set to write it.
The studio has now confirmed that they are in talks for Gunn to direct it as well and they’ve set an August 6th, 2021 release date for the film. The first film in 2016 did a solid $746 million worldwide as it introduced the concept to the film world and we’ve seen a lot of movement through animated and comics side material since then.
That said, at the moment it looks like this is basically wide open in how they’re doing it as they’re looking at it as a reboot/new iteration with new actors and characters. Which, of course, is the hallmark of the Squad itself, so it’ll be interesting to see how that unfolds and if there are any that carry between the two films.