More details about the upcoming sequel to DC’s 2016 movie Suicide Squad have just surfaced. Producer Peter Safran claims that this sequel is going to be "total reboot," so it shouldn't be called Suicide Squad 2. Right now it is being referred to as The Suicide Squad, though it is unclear whether this is the final name or just a working title.

The Suicide Squad is going to be written by James Gun, the recently-reinstalled director of Guardians of the Galaxy. Safran said that the script is “everything you would hope” from James Gunn and believes that it will deliver on all the expectation.

The interesting part of this story is that, now that Gunn is back to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he is directing both a Marvel and a DC movie. Safran also said that both he and Gunn think that the rivalry between Marvel and DC is "absurd," and everything is going to be fine.

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James Gunn is directing both a Marvel and a DC movie

Safran thinks that there's a place for everybody in the superheroes lover community, and “that which unites us all is far greater than that which divides us”. He believes that one can be a fan of both Marvel and DC and it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

Right now it’s not clear what the producers have in mind for this “total reboot”. One thing we do know for certain is that Idris Elba is going to replace Will Smith as Deadshot after the latter drops out due to scheduling issues.

The 2016 Suicide Squad was undoubtedly controversial, but no one can deny that it was a huge commercial success. It made over $746 million worldwide and even won an Oscar for Makeup and Hairstyling.

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Even though Suicide Squad was controversial, it was a huge commercial success

The Suicide Squad is expected to come out in August 2021 and will reportedly feature several new characters from the comics, including King Shark, Peacemaker, Ratcatcher, and Polka-Dot Man.