You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Legend of Tarzan’ Writer in Talks With Warner Bros. for ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel

Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Adam Cozad, the screenwriter on the studio’s “The Legend of Tarzan,” to write the script for the untitled “Suicide Squad” sequel.

Suicide Squad” starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie as jailed supervillains recruited by the government into a secret operation to save the world, as part of the DC Entertainment Universe. David Ayer wrote and directed the 2016 film, but is not returning as he develops “Gotham City Sirens” with Robbie — a separate film for her Harley Quinn character.

“Suicide Squad” performed well with $745 million at the worldwide box office, which was enough to make the sequel a high priority for the studio. There are no other writer or director attachments at this point. There is no release date yet for the sequel.

“The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgard and Robbie, grossed more than $356 million worldwide.

Cozad’s credits include Paramount’s “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” starring Chris Pine. He also wrote Fox’s “Underwater,” with Kristen Stewart and T.J. Miller coming on board to star.

Cozad also wrote comic book adaptation “Bloodshot” and Charlize Theron’s spy thriller “The Gray Man.” He is repped by ICM Partners, the Gotham Group, and Weintraub Tobin.

More Film

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Rami Malek Embodies Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' CinemaCon Footage

    Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Adam Cozad, the screenwriter on the studio’s “The Legend of Tarzan,” to write the script for the untitled “Suicide Squad” sequel. “Suicide Squad” starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie as jailed supervillains recruited by the government into a secret operation to save the world, as part of the DC […]

  • Ed Harris Playback Podcast

    Playback: Ed Harris on 'Kodachrome,' 'Westworld' and 35 Years of 'The Right Stuff'

    Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Adam Cozad, the screenwriter on the studio’s “The Legend of Tarzan,” to write the script for the untitled “Suicide Squad” sequel. “Suicide Squad” starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie as jailed supervillains recruited by the government into a secret operation to save the world, as part of the DC […]

  • Alita Battle Angel

    James Cameron's 'Alita: Battle Angel' Debuts Fight Footage at CinemaCon

    Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Adam Cozad, the screenwriter on the studio’s “The Legend of Tarzan,” to write the script for the untitled “Suicide Squad” sequel. “Suicide Squad” starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie as jailed supervillains recruited by the government into a secret operation to save the world, as part of the DC […]

  • Choose Your Own Adventure Movie

    'Choose Your Own Adventure' Interactive Movie in the Works at Fox

    Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Adam Cozad, the screenwriter on the studio’s “The Legend of Tarzan,” to write the script for the untitled “Suicide Squad” sequel. “Suicide Squad” starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie as jailed supervillains recruited by the government into a secret operation to save the world, as part of the DC […]

  • Rachel Morrison AFI

    Cinematographer Rachel Morrison Wins AFI's Franklin J. Schaffner Award

    Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Adam Cozad, the screenwriter on the studio’s “The Legend of Tarzan,” to write the script for the untitled “Suicide Squad” sequel. “Suicide Squad” starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie as jailed supervillains recruited by the government into a secret operation to save the world, as part of the DC […]

  • Tilda Swinton Hugh Laurie

    Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie Join Dev Patel in 'David Copperfield' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Adam Cozad, the screenwriter on the studio’s “The Legend of Tarzan,” to write the script for the untitled “Suicide Squad” sequel. “Suicide Squad” starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie as jailed supervillains recruited by the government into a secret operation to save the world, as part of the DC […]

  • Theater Plays Horror Film 'Hereditary' Trailer

    Movie Theater Plays Horror Film 'Hereditary' Trailer Before 'Peter Rabbit'

    Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Adam Cozad, the screenwriter on the studio’s “The Legend of Tarzan,” to write the script for the untitled “Suicide Squad” sequel. “Suicide Squad” starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie as jailed supervillains recruited by the government into a secret operation to save the world, as part of the DC […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content