In the months leading up to the stellar performing release of box office hit, Suicide Squad, it was already being reported that Warner Bros. was well on the way with developing a feature spin-off focusing on a female-centric narrative primed with heroines and villainesses from the DC Universe. Three months later, Suicide Squad, in the weeks proceeding director David Ayer’s bold “F**k Marvel” commentary which he eventually recanted, the film went on to gross well over $745 million dollars worldwide, flying in the faces of critics who struck the comic book adaptation with perpetually negative reviews overwhelming some positive ones.
The studio has since tapped Geneva Robertson-Dworet to pen the script following her work on Roar Uthaug’s Tomb Raider reboot in addition to the studio’s pending Sherlock Holmes threequel. Geoff Johns and Jon Berg from DC’s film arm will also serve in a producer capacity while other plans may be underway to spin-off other characters from Suicide Squad in addition to a sequel. As for how they’ll manage to keep up with the rest of the DC universe as it holds itself together between now, crewing up a new director for The Flash and filming Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps and Justice League movies is…well… but a mystery.