Suicide Squad 2 may not be the No. 1 priority for Warner Bros. at the moment, but it's definitely one of their projects that already have a finished script draft.
With a script penned by Adam Cozad and Gavin O'Connor at the helm, the second outing for the Worst Heroes Ever was once looking good to kick off its filming this year. But due to busy schedules of some of its cast members and the studio's leaning towards some other projects like the Harley Quinn-led Birds of Prey movie, production has been delayed until next year.
Apparently, Cozad's work with the script also failed to live up to expectations as a new team of screenwriters was brought in to take over. However, it seems like the script is no longer an issue for Suicide Squad 2. Todd Stashwick, who was hired in June to co-write along with David Bar Katz and director O'Connor, has offered a major update concerning the script.
Speaking to DiscussingFilm, the actor-cum-writer reveals that they have already completed their draft. When asked about the status of the script and what fans can expect from the sequel, here's how responds:
We have finished our draft and I'm really proud of it… It's a sequel to the first film. Again, I can't say anything else. Our intention is to tell an exciting story, deepening these characters.
Of course, it's good to hear that Suicide Squad 2 already has a finished draft. But that doesn't necessarily mean the project can head to production in a month or two. Will Smith, who portrays Deadshot in the franchise, will have to get done with Bad Boys 3 and Bright 2 before he can make time for any other project. So, it's unlikely that Gavin O'Connor will be able to get the cameras rolling before summer 2019.