James Gunn is filming another DCEU TV series before The Suicide Squad 2

James Gunn, the director of the critically acclaimed action film The Suicide Squad, isn’t done with the DCEU yet. Following his success with the 2021 film and its spin-off TV series based on one of the anti-hero characters, Peacemaker, the filmmaker is reportedly staying in television for his next venture.

Gunn is already working on a second season of Peacemaker, but has teased several new spin-off shows based on additional characters from The Suicide Squad. Speculations include an Amanda Waller spin-off and more Bloodsport-related content. However, no firm details have been fully confirmed by Gunn, leading many fans to scratch their heads and wonder about his future plans. Well, the director has now clarified his upcoming schedule.

“I’m working very seriously on another DC project that I’m very involved in writing and directing,” the filmmaker explained in an interview with The Playlist. “There will be some blending of Peacemaker characters in the other shows I work on. And I’m with a few others [DC] things too.”

The director went on to clarify that this DC project is unlikely to be The Suicide Squad 2, although Warner Bros had reportedly previously spoken to him about the possibility of the sequel. In fact, Gunn confirmed that his next creative endeavor would likely be another DC TV series, at least for the next year.

“The honest truth is I just have so many hours in the day to work on stuff,” Gunn said. “And I’ve had so much fun watching TV that I really think I’m going to spend the next year of my life on it.”

Gunn is also currently working in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and it seems that even with his next TV series bagged and ready to go, The Suicide Squad 2 is still on hold. The director has teased that whatever film he decides to make next is still up in the air and may not be DC property at all.

“I’m not sure what I’m going to do next because it might be a movie outside of [DC], but it could be a DC movie related to those characters,” Gunn explained. “Does that mean it’s the Suicide Squad movie or something else that’s in this world or a little bit different? And I’m not entirely sure about that.”

We’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more. In the meantime, fans can look forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, which is due out on May 5, 2023.

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