Because the one thing this world has been clamoring for is a Suicide Squad sequel, we’ve got a few updates on Deadshot and the gang’s next adventure. For one thing, the script is being written right now, and it looks like, although it doesn’t officially have a director, the movie is on track for a production start sometime next year.

While chatting with The Hollywood Reporter about his character in the new season of House of Cards, Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) also fielded a couple of questions about Suicide Squad 2:

As far as I know they're writing the script and I think the plan is to shoot it sometime in 2018, but that could change. I think I'll definitely come back for it.

When asked whom he’d like to direct the movie, Kinnaman mentioned that he wouldn’t be at all averse to David Ayer coming back.

Ultimately, I'd love for David Ayer to direct it, but if he doesn't want to direct it then someone who is great with character and that's able to ground the story and maybe put these characters in a more normal situation. It would be really interesting to see these crazy characters interact with regular people as well.

Ayer is currently busy with his Gotham City Sirens movie, which will reunite him with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and probably introduce a few more characters into the DCEU. So far there haven’t been any updates on that movie, but according to one report, DC does want one more of their movies to start production this year. Maybe, if Ayer gets Gotham City Sirens done quickly, he could come back on board for the next Suicide Squad. Or, DC could hire some new blood to take on the sequel. Patty Jenkins certainly worked out pretty well for them.

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