For the past several days, we here at Revenge Of The Fans have been making a point to note in our articles on how to treat certain nuggets of recent news not as definite facts, but as very likely rumors. Especially in reference to the swarm of news that’s come out the past week or so for various DCU projects. It isn’t that what has been reported isn’t likely to be true, but rather that things are always fluctuating and in motion with those projects.
Thankfully we now have something to report that is an actual fact: Gotham actor Todd Stashwick will be a co-screenwriter for Gavin O’Connor’s Suicide Squad 2. And we know this because Stashwick went onto Popcorn Talk’s DC Movie News show on YouTube and broke the news himself. Stashwick said, “I’m excited to announce, for the first time publicly, actually, that I’m co-writing Suicide Squad 2.”
This is refreshingly cut and dry.
Comicbook.com further quoted Stashwick’s statements on the matter:
“I’ve always been writing, since Second City, and I’ve developed pilots that I’ve written with the Syfy channel.” Stashwick explained. “I was writing a Star Wars game for three years, working with Lucasfilm and EA. And then Gavin O’Connor, who is directing and writing Suicide Squad 2, I worked on a project with him [Jane Got a Gun] as my director. And so we had a great rapport and a great relationship. And then this project came about, and he and I started talking, and he appreciated my deep love for the franchise, for DC.”
“We sat down, he started picking my brain.” Stashwick continued. “And he could see that this is something that I have a deep passion for, and that I understand genre. That’s kind of what I like to write in. And then once we started bouncing ideas back and forth… There’s a third writer, David Bar Katz, the three of us are writing it together. And so once we started talking and just bouncing ideas back and forth, he was like ‘This is the team. This is who I want for this.’”
While some skeptics are still shaking their heads at the thought of a Suicide Squad sequel, it sounds like Stashwick is a pretty good choice to help bring it to life, as he personally loves the DC Comics world.
“I wouldn’t know where to start writing a Marvel film, because that’s not my forte, that’s not my passion.” Stashwick revealed. “I’m much more of a DC guy. And so these are the characters I read about, these are the films that I delight in. I love the Marvel films, but the opportunity to be invited into a project that I’m passionate about is yet another bucket list that I get to check off.”
“I really can not say anything [about where we are with the script].” Stashwick explained. “I can say that we have been working hard to craft something that we’re really proud of, and a story we want to tell.”
Stashwick is definitely an interesting pick to help write the script, so here’s hoping for the best with however Suicide Squad 2 may turn out. If nothing else, it’s quite refreshing to see that the new creative team for this film is taking their time and not rushing out into production like what happened with the first film.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Are you excited for the pick? Do you think Warner Bros. shouldn’t even bother making a sequel to Suicide Squad? Whatever your thoughts may be, please feel free to share them with us in the comments section down below!