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Reports are coming in that Warner Bros may have delayed the release of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League into next year.
The reports come via Bloomberg, citing “people familiar with its development” as their source. No specific reason has been given for the delay. There hasn’t been an official announcement by Warner Bros or developer Rocksteady at the time of writing either. This means we’re left to speculate for the moment.
Bloomberg notes several of the publisher’s games were pushed out of 2021 into 2022. These include Hogwarts Legacy, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and fellow DC offering Gotham Knights. It’s possible that this has left the publisher’s slate a little crowded this year. However, it has been seven years since Rocksteady’s last title, 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight.
Perhaps most telling, however, was a tweet from WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar last week. Kilar was boasting of his company’s success, and touting a “full slate of highly anticipated games” coming in 2021. While Hogwarts Legacy was on there (seemingly debunking a rumour earlier this month that game had been delayed), Suicide Squad: KTJL was not.
For the time being, we’ll have to wait for an official announcement. The last we saw of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was a gameplay trailer shown during The Game Awards back in December.
This mission, this strategy continues in ‘22 with a sense of urgency: launching HBO Max in many more countries this quarter and the balance of the year, launching CNN+, delivering of a full slate of highly anticipated games. 10/x pic.twitter.com/CY5jYAhxU5
— Jason Kilar (@jasonkilar) January 26, 2022