DC Comics hires James Gunn after Disney fires him

Brenda Watkins
October 10, 2018

What are your thoughts about DC hiring Gunn for the SUICIDE SQUAD sequel? It is possible that it could be a continuation of the franchise with a new cast of incarcerated supervillains.

It's not clear which members of the cast will return, but you have to expect Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn (who will next be seen in 2020's Birds Of Prey movie) is a lock, as well as Will Smith's Deadshot.

The news hit earlier that James Gunn is writing Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros. with a potential eye to direct the movie, with it also said that Gunn's version will be a brand new take on the characters.

Some fans may take issue with a second Suicide Squad movie that has little in common with the first but its premise - but not Suicide Squad director David Ayer, who praised incoming writer James Gunn. But it also looked like O'Connor was moving on to reteam with Ben Affleck on the sports drama The Has-Been.

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Gunn will no longer be able to direct Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 following a string of unearthed social media posts.

A rep for the studio said Tuesday that Gunn has not been signed to direct the movie. Would he stay at Marvel, just in a different franchise, or leap to a competitor? The film has always been in development with Warrior director Gavin O'Connor previously set to write and direct Suicide Squad 2 with Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith returning.

'What are we, some kinda suicide squad reboot?' Whether Gunn's Suicide Squad 2 be any good is anyone's guess, but considering he has a demonstrated skill in creating ensembles and making them shine, the sequel will at least tout a strong central team - no matter which baddies end up on it.

The Suicide Squad job is the first Gunn has taken since departing Guardians, for which he had been expected to make a third film.

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