It’s been a busy week for James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel. First, the reported team of characters Gunn had been eyeing surfaced and now, the working title for the film has started making the rounds online.
According to a new report from Production Weekly, the sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad will enter production under the name El Dorado. El Dorado is the name of a legendary city of gold, or man of gold, depending on how far back into the Spanish myth you want to go. The name might tease something about the plot, though it’s pretty much impossible to tell at this point, since sometimes working titles don’t have much relation to the final product. David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, on the other hand, filmed under the working title of “Bravo 14.”
The Suicide Squad isn’t expected to be a direct sequel of Ayer’s take on the group. Rather, Gunn’s new team will serve as a soft relaunch of the franchise.
The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled for release on August 6, 2021. Other upcoming DC films include Shazam! on April 5, Joker on October 4th, Birds of Prey on February 7, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020, and The Batman on June 25, 2021.