This May, Sony Pictures carved up a different spin on the played-out superhero formula with David Yarovesky’s Brightburn. And now, we have word that there have at least been talks of getting to work on a sequel.
In case you missed Brightburn, the horror offering took the cliched story of Superman and put a dark and sinister twist on it. As in, young superpowered Brandon Brever decides to use his god-like powers to cause all kinds of chaos.
While Yarovesky directed the picture, genre fave James Gunn was on board as a producer – and it was Gunn who updated on the chance of a sequel. Replying to a comment on his Instagram, Gunn explained, “I think I’m tied up for the next few years with Suicide Squad and then Guardians, but we’re talking about the sequel.”
So, could we get a sequel? Most certainly. Would it be any time soon? Not likely.
As Gunn alluded to, he’s currently working on Warner Brothers’ Suicide Squad sequel – still strangely titled The Suicide Squad – for an August 2021 release, before then returning to Marvel Studios for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Expect more on a possible Brightburn sequel if and when we hear more.