Warner Bros. may be planning spin-off solo features for two characters from the upcoming movie Suicide Squad.
On the heels of the news that Margot Robbie will be helming a solo film featuring Harley Quinn and other female characters from the DC canon, the studio has apparently indicated that it is confident that other characters’ stories need to be told on the big screen.
While “nothing is set in stone,” We Got This Covered claims an unnamed source has indicated that Jared Leto‘s Joker and Jai Courtney‘s Captain Boomerang are favored for solo flicks. The source said:
They’re going to do a [Suicide Squad] 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.
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.
We can only hope that this news is accurate.
Whether these possible films are green-lighted, of course, depends on how well Suicide Squad does at the box office. That film is due out on August 5, 2016.
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?