Admittedly the timeline of the DCEU is kind of messed up. Besides Joker taking place in its own universe, we\u2019re also getting Wonder Woman 1984 which is yet another period piece. We know that James Gunn\u2019s The Suicide Squad comes out next year, and Gunn comes out to clarify when the film will take place.\r\n\r\nWhen asked by a fan when the events of The Suicide Squad will happen (via ComicBookMovie), Gunn confirms that the film \u201ctakes place in the year it comes out.\u201d\r\n\r\nI guess this is pretty standard for the franchise films that have been releasing. Unless Marvel says it takes place another time, the movies mainly take place in the same time that it comes out.\r\n\r\nGoing back to The Suicide Squad though, this means that the film would be taking place after the events of Birds of Prey. Oddly enough, this will be our only step forward in the DCEU timeline after BoP, seeing that WW84 is a period piece and The Batman is going to take place on its own timeline as well.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=kGM4uYZzfu0\r\n\r\nIf anything, I\u2019m hoping that they use The Flash to establish a multiverse in the DCEU. I mean, erasing past films has been kind of the signature move of studios who want audiences to \u2018forget\u2019 what\u2019s happened in the past, but I think it\u2019s best to just embrace all these properties and have audiences aware that multiple timelines can exist in their universe.\r\n\r\nThey better hurry as well, seeing that Marvel still hasn\u2019t done anything as gutsy as establish a multi-verse.\r\n\r\nFor now, The Suicide Squad is set for a release on Aug. 6, 2021.