Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment revealed the upcoming Suicide Squad film that is being written by James Gunn, and most likely directed by the Guardians of the Galaxy director, has a new title.
That title is The Suicide Squad.
Along with revealing the new title, Warner Bros. announced the film is expected to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.
Given the title of the film, it’s hard to believe that this will be a sequel to David Ayer’s [easyazon_link identifier=”B01J7YLPGM” locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]Suicide Squad[/easyazon_link] which debuted in 2016.
It’s more than likely this will be a reboot of the Suicide Squad, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a different cast of characters as well as actors joining Amanda Waller’s Task Force X.
Given the nature of Task Force X it’s possible, the film could still exist within current DC Extended Universe continuity. I could see them bringing back Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and bringing in an all new roster for Task Force X.
It’s possible that we see Waller bring into the fold a number of characters we will see in upcoming and recent DC films. We could see Cheetah, Black Manta, and Doctor Sivana as part of the new Suicide Squad roster. We know Cheetah will play the role of villain in Wonder Woman 1984 and we just saw Black Manta face off against Aquaman. Doctor Sivana will show up in Shazam!
There’s also a rumor that Maxwell Lord will appear in Wonder Woman 1984 so it’s possible he could be part of Waller’s team.
James Gunn and DC have a plethora of characters to choose from if they decide to introduce new characters to the Squad that won’t be established in previous films.
Some notable members of the Suicide they could choose are Killer Frost, Bronze Tiger, Count Vertigo, Plastique, King Shark, and Multiplex.
What do you make of the new title for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad? What members would you want to see on Task Force X? Do you think this will be a complete reboot or will we see some members of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad return?