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The Suicide Squad Director Confirms Second Spinoff Series Based On 2021 Film

HBO Max executives were said to have been very enthusiastic about the director's plans for the future.

The Suicide Squad director, James Gunn, has recently spilled beans about a forthcoming television show that would serve as his second spinoff from the 2021 movie. During the conversation with Deadline, the 55-year-old filmmaker spoke about various series related to the DC Comics-based movie, which starred performers such as Idris Elba and Margot Robbie.

Additionally, the director then went on to confirm that he was actively developing a second spinoff series after the premiere of the John Cena starring show Peacemaker, which debuted earlier this year. Gunn specifically stated, “We’re working on something else now, another TV show that’s connected to that universe.” When pressed for further details, the Guardians of the Galaxy director remained guarded about his answers, as he noted, “I can’t quite say.”

However, the media outlet also reported that the project is currently being prepped for production, as no scripts had been written as of yet. Meanwhile, HBO Max executives were said to have been very enthusiastic about the director’s plans for the future. Gunn was also asked if Peter Capaldi, who played Thinker in The Suicide Squad, would appear in the new project, to which he remained secretive about providing any specifics.

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James stated, “I can’t say anything. It is connected to this universe, and I don’t think it will be the same genre as Peacemaker, it won’t be as much a comedy as Peacemaker, but it will be in the same universe.” The director did express, however, that there was ‘a really good chance’ that the John Cena starring series would be renewed for a second season.

Gunn then remarked that both he and the rest of the series’ crew were enthusiastic about working on the program. “The show is doing extraordinarily well, and we’re excited, we all like doing it, we just need to cross some Ts and dot some Is, which is basically me.” The filmmaker went on to speak about how he conceived the show’s concept during his period of quarantine.

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