The DC Extended Universe is growing, and much of it is revolving around the villain-centric world of Suicide Squad. A few weeks after it was revealed Warner Bros was planning a Harley Quinn spin-off movie, starring Margot Robbie, another report has landed online claiming that they’re not going to stop there.
The guys over at We Got This Covered have run an exclusive story, quoting a source who points to a bevy of projects to add to their upcoming comic book universe slate focusing on the various members of Task Force X.
Their source claims the following:
“They’re going to do a sequel for sure, and the recently announced spinoff with Margot Robbie has got everyone excited, too, but their plans don’t end there. The studio is feeling very confident in the property. They think it’s going to be a really big hit and they think audiences are going to fall in love with these characters.
“I’ve heard more than a few talks of giving some of the other Task Force X members their own spinoffs, and like the Harley Quinn one, these films would open the door for a ton of new DC characters to show up.
Wait, it gets better. The source also claims that Jared Leto is ‘up’ for a Joker movie, while a Boomerang one seems to be a strong possibility too.
“The Joker is a definite possibility for a spinoff, and Jared [Leto] seems up for it from what I’ve been told. They’re also really hot on Jai Courtney’s character Boomerang right now. Nothing’s set in stone yet, but you’re definitely going to be seeing a lot more of these guys in the years to come.”
Now, this is one source, so make sure to take this latest news with a pinch of salt. However, it is extremely exciting, not least the prospect of a Jared Leto-fronted Joker flick. The feeling seems to be that WB And DC Films, now under the watchful guidance of Geoff Johns, have the utmost confidence that Suicide Squad will succeed – therefore making spin-off projects a natural progression.
The early reactions for Suicide Squad have called the movie ‘insane and breathtaking’ and while we’re not taking these entirely at face value, it’s getting us more excited than ever for August 5, when David Ayer’s film is released.