Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

James Gunn to Write & Possibly Direct New Suicide Squad Movie

Marvel's loss is D.C.'s gain.

The most tantalizing news is a confirmation that Gunn is "in discussions to write, with an eye to direct", whatever Suicide Squad film comes next. In a weird way, he's kind of the ideal choice for this project assuming that Warner Bros. doesn't take it away and try to recut it based on positive reaction to a trailer (which is what happened with the first Suicide Squad).

Gunn is now in talks with DC to tackle the sequel to Suicide Squad.

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Director James Gunn who was recently fired by Disney from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after some bad old tweets of his surfaced, is now in talks to write and perhaps direct Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros. It is possible that it could be a continuation of the franchise with a new cast of incarcerated supervillains. We are left to wonder what happened to the Suicide Squad 2 that WB hired The Accountant director Gavin O'Connor for, but I seriously doubt anyone will miss that project. O'Connor was previously attached to the sequel pic, but eventually dropped out to work on The Has-Been, a Ben Affleck-led drama written by Brad Ingelsby, for Warner Bros.

Ayer is likely preoccupied working on Bright 2, which follows up the Netflix feature film starring Suicide Squad veteran Will Smith. Gunn was single-handedly responsible for making Guardians a premium brand for the MCU, despite a total lack of lack and his creative vision was enough to make Marvel Studios promote him to a higher position within the MCU's hierarchy to look at future opportunities. Maybe, Gunn can improve the series in his sequel.

Gunn's Guardians films were well-reviewed, but that didn't save his job when the old tweets, which were sent between 2008 and 2012, were made public. The Drax the Destroyer actor tweeted shortly after Deadline covered the news, "Where do I sign up!"

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