'Suicide Squad' updates: Sequel expected, film remains at PG-13

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Even before the premiere of “Suicide Squad” in August, there are already plans in place for its sequel.

According to The Wrap, Will Smith, who portrays Deadshot in “Suicide Squad,” and director David Ayers will be teaming up once again for another project titled “Bright.” The said movie will be a cop thriller and fantasy in nature. It is anticipated to llikewise have actor Joel Edgerton and the script written by Max Landis.

The report revealed that Ayers is hoping to shoot “Bright” in fall so that they can work on the sequel of “Suicide Squad,” in 2017. At the moment, Warner Bros. is yet to officially announce regarding the sequel of the DC film. If this is true, DC proves that it is optimistic about “Suicide Squad” and at the same time, aggressive about their comic book adaptations as the movie may come around 2018 or 2019.

Meanwhile, with the success of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s R-rated film “Deadpool,” executive producer Charles Roven talked about his take on the rating of “Suicide Squad,” in a report from Entertainment Weekly.

Of all the DC films slated for release, “Suicide Squad” seems to be the best film that may be modified to become an R-rated one given its combination of disturbing characters, as well as the unconventional nature of its story. However, Roven said, “I think right now we’re going for the PG-13. I don’t know that that’s going to materially change.”

Roven added, “We can give that movie the edge that it needs and still maintain a PG-13.”

Nonetheless, it is also possible for the upcoming film to take the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” route, which will be released as a PG-13 film but an R-rated one for the home version.

“Suicide Squad” will be in theatres on Aug. 5.