One man’s loss is another man’s gain. After being dumped by Disney/Marvel back in July, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has found a rebound Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.
GameSpot has confirmed that the 52-year-old filmmaker is officially onboard to write the script for “Suicide Squad 2”. There’s also a possibility that he may direct the project. How the tables have turn with Gunn working with Marvel’s direct rival…
Whether Gunn takes on the director role or not, having him onboard is still a big win for DC and its parent company, Warner Bros. Many felt that “Suicide Squad” had a ton of potential but fell flat due to a troubled production and editing process. Gavin O’Connor was originally hired to direct the 2nd instalment, but he quietly left the project recently.
It is believed that Gunn is taking a new approach to the project, so it won’t be a direct sequel to David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” per se. What exactly does it mean? We don’t know yet. We’ll probably see the filmmaker bringing his own style, tone, and cast to the film. If Gunn ends up directing it, there’s no doubt that “Suicide Squad 2” is going to be one of the most highly anticipated DC superhero movies.
So what does former “Suicide Squad” director thinks of Gunn’s hiring? Instead of being upset with Warner Bros., Ayer feels that Gunn is an excellent choice for DC. “I think it’s an incredibly brave and smart move by the studio. James is the right man for the job!” he wrote.
Unsurprisingly, another strong advocate of Gunn, Dave Bautista, has also expressed his interest in starring in Gunn’s version of “Suicide Squad 2”. The actor, who plays Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy”, tweeted, “Where do I sign up!” Would you be keen to see Bautista hop over to the DC movie universe in the future?
I think it’s an incredibly brave and smart move by the studio. James is the right man for the job! https://t.co/KaVD3dQosR
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) October 9, 2018
Where do I sign up! James Gunn Boards ‘Suicide Squad 2’ To Write And Possibly Direct – Deadline https://t.co/OwdDbAm1Ks
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) October 9, 2018
With Gunn joining “Suicide Squad 2”, DC’s villains could be in good hands in the coming years.