Rumor Mill: Suicide Squad May Begin Shooting In 2018

Despite many poor reviews and rumors of studio meddling, Suicide Squad was still extremely successful in its theatrical release. It ended up earning more than $325 million domestically and more than $745 million globally, with domestic Blu-ray and DVD sales estimated at $80.7 million. Not factoring in budget and marketing expenses, those kinds of numbers generally spell the film's financial success and warrant sequel talks. Joel Kinnaman recently conducted an interview with THR and indicated when the movie could begin filming. He said:

“As far as I know they’re writing the script and I think the plan is to shoot it sometime in 2018, but that could change. I think I’ll definitely come back for it. Ultimately, I’d love for David Ayer to direct it, but if he doesn’t want to direct it then someone who is great with character and that’s able to ground the story and maybe put these characters in a more normal situation. It would be really interesting to see these crazy characters interact with regular people as well.”
Ayer is no longer in the mix to serve as director, with Mel Gibson reported to be the frontrunner to helm the sequel.