Writer of the 2016 live action movie The Legend of Tarzan, Adam Cozad is currently in negotiations to pen the script of the sequel to Warner Bros 2016 movie, Suicide Squad according to Hollywood Reporter.
The studio claims that the sequel is a priority at the moment and that there are many talks going on with several different directors, including Mel Gibson. So far, nothing about the project has been pinned down while the studio aims to maintain focus on the movie’s plot. The first Suicide Squad’s director, David Ayer was also responsible for writing the original script. The movie focused on popular DC villains, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc who are forced by the government to work as a specialized team. The movie featured a number of Stars, playing these roles from Will Smith as Deadshot to Jared Leto as the Joker. Though the movie went through a number of difficulties during development and reception of the movie afterwards was mixed, it was still a box office hit, grossing $745 million worldwide.
David Ayer announced that he would not be directing the sequel, instead working on a spinoff film of Suicide Squad based on Gotham City Sirens, a series focusing on some of the most popular female characters in Batman universe lore. Margot Robbie will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn for the upcoming movie and is titled as an executive producer on the project.
Adam Cozad has a reputation for his previous works on action and comic book-related titles. Cozad co-wrote the script to Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit alongside David Koepp. He also helped to write Underwater, a survival thriller starring Kristen Stewart. The movie began filming this month.
No other information has been given on Suicide Squad 2 or the all-female spinoff related to the franchise.