James Gunn in talks to write and direct ‘Suicide Squad 2′
Talk about a turn of events.
Currently, Gunn has closed a deal to write the script of the forthcoming movie, but, so far into the production process, no one has signed a deal to direct, so he could actually be in the running to do both.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that "inside sources" claim that Gunn is currently not wanting to develop a “sequel” to the franchise, rather, he will be creating a new take on the DC film entirely.
The supposed "sequel that's not really a sequel" is slated to feature some familiar faces, including Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, and, of course, the Joker.
Whether or not Gunn pens the script and directs the film, the new deal with Warner Bros. is Gunn's first project since leaving Disney/Marvel Studio. The reason, as THR reports, is due to old controversial tweets that resurfaced back in July.
Following the news of Gunn's involvement with the series, the film's original director David Ayer chimed in on his thought's of Gunn's involvement with the film, saying:
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