Suicide Squad movie in the works

The Justice League movie may still be floundering in production limbo, but DC Comics have given the go-ahead to a filmic adaptation of Suicide Squad .

Producer Dan Lin, who has scored big with the doing-well Sherlock Holmes movie, has revealed that he is working on the Suicide Squad movie while Justice League is put on the backburner.

“[ Justice League ] is on hold right now as DC sorts out its strategy,” the movie mogul told Collider magazine. “But it seems like they’re building to Justice League instead of going with the team movie first and doing individual movies after that.

“The only other [comic book movie] besides Justice League that I’m working on is the Suicide Squad . That’s a different kind of superhero movie.

“For us that’s a super villain movie. It’s almost Dirty Dozen set in the world of supervillains. That’s the only one for me that’s on the front burner.”

So can we expect a slew of new film commissions from the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman in preparation for a Justice League film? That’s what Lin seems to be suggesting. Still, don’t hold your breath.

Meanwhile, Suicide Squad is the story of a collection of super villains who are recruited by the Government to carry out missions that they aren’t expected to return from.

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