THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Confirms Plans For Second Spinoff; Is Hopeful For PEACEMAKER Season 2

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Confirms Plans For Second Spinoff; Is Hopeful For PEACEMAKER Season 2

James Gunn has now confirmed that a second The Suicide Squad spinoff is in the early stages of development for HBO Max, but he's not prepared to reveal which character(s) the show will focus on.

By MarkCassidy - Jan 27, 2022 03:01 PM EST
Filed Under: The Suicide Squad
Source: Deadline

We've heard rumblings that James Gunn might be working on a second The Suicide Squad spinoff, and the filmmaker has now confirmed that another show is indeed in the early stages of development for HBO Max. Unfortunately, he wasn't about to reveal which character it'll focus on!

“We’re working on something else now, another TV show that’s connected to that universe,” Gunn told Deadline from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. “I can’t say anything," he added when prodded for more. "It is connected to this universe, and I don’t think it will be the same genre as Peacemaker; it won’t be as much a comedy as Peacemaker, but it will be in the same universe.”

There have been rumors that Bloodsport might be in line for his own series, but the trade notes that Idris Elba's schedule probably wouldn't allow him to squeeze in a new TV show - ditto Margot Robbie. Given the character's popularity, our money is on Daniel Melchior's Ratcatcher II, but that's pure speculation at this point.

Gunn also weighed in on the prospect of Peacemaker getting a second season, and he certainly sounds optimistic. “There’s a really good chance of that,” he said. “We’re the biggest show in the world right now. We’re excited, we all like doing it, we just need to cross some ‘T’s and dot some ‘I’s, which is basically me.”

Which surviving member of Task Force X would you most like to see get their own spinoff show? Be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place.

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eGGtheGreat
eGGtheGreat - 1/27/2022, 3:02 PM
YES! PLEASE!!
MORE JAMES GUNN DC STUFF!!!

The best DC live action stuff in maybe 30 years
dracula
dracula - 1/27/2022, 3:09 PM
@eGGtheGreat - The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker are good but wouldn't go that far.
Past 30 years has
The Dark Knight trilogy
Joker
Superman and Lois
eGGtheGreat
eGGtheGreat - 1/27/2022, 3:14 PM
@dracula - the Dark Knight and the Joker are incredible.

I kinda forgot those two lol. I was thinking DCEU stuff as modern DC movies. My bad.
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 1/27/2022, 6:43 PM
@eGGtheGreat - *14 years
Ryos
Ryos - 1/27/2022, 7:43 PM
@eGGtheGreat - def most fun
McMurdo
McMurdo - 1/28/2022, 2:01 PM
@eGGtheGreat - yep at least since Nolan but I prefer Gunn’s stuff to Nolan’s. Gunn can just write he’s on a roll right now. Hyped for Guardians 3
dracula
dracula - 1/27/2022, 3:07 PM
Ratcatcher with Taika and Daniela!

either that or the Milton origin story
JDL
JDL - 1/27/2022, 4:00 PM
@dracula - Honestly barring Rick Flag rising from the dead nothing else seems possible given the actors involved.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 1/28/2022, 2:02 PM
@dracula - LOL Milton origin episode has to happen some day
Malatrova234
Malatrova234 - 1/27/2022, 3:08 PM
Man i miss Milton
Spock0Clock
Spock0Clock - 1/27/2022, 4:21 PM
@Malatrova234 - Who's Milton?
Goldboink
Goldboink - 1/27/2022, 5:07 PM
@Spock0Clock -

crucifier
crucifier - 1/27/2022, 3:10 PM
I wish there's more of N.F's TDK down the line. I doubt he'd be able to hold a series on his own (as a character, not as an actor of course), but he'd fit right in Peacemaker's show!
Cbmfilmjunkie
Cbmfilmjunkie - 1/27/2022, 3:11 PM
Who would have thought Peacemaker of all shows would be the most critically acclaimed DC property, and so rightfully so. ✌🏽🦅
ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 1/27/2022, 3:24 PM
Hopefully more Bloodsport and Ratchatcher. They had an awesome dynamic in the film.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 1/28/2022, 2:06 PM
@ModHaterSLADE - just a ton of heart man
dracula
dracula - 1/27/2022, 3:25 PM
Next is a King Shark spin off

Will go undercover as a dolphin and team up with deadshot
TheWalkingCuban
TheWalkingCuban - 1/27/2022, 3:26 PM
D
A
N
G

Time to resubscribe
GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/27/2022, 3:27 PM
Not as much of a comedy makes me think he will hand the reigns to someone else. Unless he will do it’s and really reign in the dick jokes.

It’s definitely gonna be a really obscure character.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 1/28/2022, 3:30 PM
@BlackBeltJones - he will direct episodes just like he did for Peacemaker and some will be directed elsewhere. I’m sure Gunn can reel in his comedic antics when it comes to his screenwriting if he WANTS to.
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 1/27/2022, 3:29 PM
It's gotta be Bloodsport, right? I'm rooting for Bloodsport.
JoeInTheBox
JoeInTheBox - 1/27/2022, 3:31 PM
Make it happen...

Kyos
Kyos - 1/27/2022, 3:43 PM
It's a Fincher-esque dark and gritty thriller series about a pair of Corto Maltesian cops investigating a series of horrific child murders.
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