The Suicide Squad writer/director James Gunn has reportedly confirmed that he turned down the chance to make a Superman movie in favor of the upcoming DC sequel/reboot.
"As has been reported many times, DC offered me whatever film I wanted to do, including some sort of Superman movie (not specifically Man of Steel 2 as I've seen reported)," Gunn purportedly said in a comment on what is being reported as a since-deleted Instagram story captured as a screenshot. "I chose The Suicide Squad because it's one of my favorite properties in the world. It's the story I wanted to tell more than any other."
Since Gunn's hiring, rumors have circulated regarding which properties Gunn was offered before settling on The Suicide Squad. The filmmaker took the job after being temporarily let go from Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - a job he's since reclaimed.
No official plans for another Superman movie have been announced, though Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill has expressed his desire to continue the role, which he also portrayed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
The Suicide Squad is scheduled for an August 6, 2021 theatrical release.