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

Brenda Watkins
October 10, 2018

Marvel's loss might end up being DC's gain.

Suicide Squad director David Ayer has offered his full support for James Gunn developing the sequel from Warner Bros. and DC Films. The big question here is whether the cast of Ayer's Suicide Squad - namely Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as the Joker - will be in the Gunn-penned Suicide Squad film. Gunn is expected to take an entirely new approach, and potentially direct the new Suicide Squad instalment.

Gunn's new gig comes after he was sacked in July from directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over old tweets from years ago in which he joked about rape and pedophilia. It is possible that it could be a continuation of the franchise with a new cast of incarcerated supervillains. According to the outlet, O'Connor is now set to direct Ben Affleck in the film Torrance. Gunn's Suicide Squad could conceivably differ from Ayer's in terms of story alone, thereby employing numerous first film's same cast members and characters.

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On the other hand, Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy movies have been both financial and critical successes.

Patty Jenkins left Marvel following creative differences regarding Thor 2, and went on to make Wonder Woman, and Josh Whedon did something similar when he took over Justice League.

Suicide Squad was released in 2016 and earned about $750 million worldwide. Nothing but originality from this guy. Word on the street is that Warners has been keeping a close eye on Gunn for the job since the moment that his firing from the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY franchise was made public. The publication writes that the directing gig could be decided once his script is complete.

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