According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Gunn is in talks to direct Suicide Squad 2, or The Suicide Squad as it has been titled.
The Guardians of the Galaxy director was already brought in to write the script after he was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It seems like a logical step therefore, to bring him on as director. After all, he managed to make one of Marvel's most risky products a major success. Will he be able to do the same for DC's troubled rogues' gallery?
2016's Suicide Squad was the subject of major interest. Thought to be a lighter turn for DC after the doom and gloom of Batman v. Superman, it turned out to be a big disappointment for many. Major re-shoots took the movie in very different direction to what was originally intended, and a lot of fans were unhappy with the Joker being side lined into a much smaller role.
It seems Gunn is planning to do something new with Task Force X. The Suicide Squad isn't going to be a direct sequel. Sources are reporting that Gunn intends to bring on new characters and new actors. What this means for Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc, who knows. Personally, I would like to see Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and co. return to their respective roles. It's also unknown how this will tie into the upcoming Birds of Prey movie, which will star Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask.
I think it's fair to say that, if anyone can successfully revamp Suicide Squad, it's James Gunn. But will the movie suffer because of Gunn's recent scandal involving old tweets? Lets hope not! I still want to see him direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Yeah yeah I know, I'm stubborn.
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