Following Joel Kinnaman revealing a pic of the cast getting whipped into shape, now the Rick Flag actor says Suicide Squad 2 will be fixing the first movie’s problems.
Kinnaman admits the first Suicide Squad went wrong “in the third act,”which is in line with most fans thinking regarding the ending of the movie and its villain. Kinnaman goes on to mention there won’t be all the magic this time around.
“It was a great set-up, great characters,” Kinnaman told Yahoo. “I think when we do the second one I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a more grounded version of the film. The characters are so extreme it could be more effective if we saw less sorcery. I think the characters become more extreme if you see them in conjunction with real people.”
While the first Suicide Squad wasn’t well received by critics (26% on Rotten Tomatoes), most of the audience (60%) liked the movie, and it did make a bundle of money at near $747 million worldwide.
David Ayer directed the first Suicide Squad and now goes on to direct the Gotham City Sirens movie starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and featuring the DC female villains including Catwoman and Poison Ivy.
Suicide Squad 2 is currently in development with Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant) serving as writer and director; Michael De Luca is on board as producer, and all the cast has been said to be returning including Jared Leto as Joker. It’s also rumored that Ben Affleck may be featured as Batman. The release date is to-be-announced.
Joel Kinnamon also stars in Altered Carbon on Netflix which becomes available February 2nd. Check out the trailer:
In the distant future, human consciousness can be digitized and downloaded into different bodies. Brought back to life after 250 years by Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) the richest man on Earth, ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) must solve Bancroft’s attempted murder for the chance to live again in a world he doesn’t recognize.