Deadline Hollywood is reporting that:
James Gunn is being hired by Warner Bros and DC to write and possibly direct Suicide Squad 2. It’s the first job he’s taken since he parted ways with Disney which let him go from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise in July in the wake of old controversial tweets that had been resurfaced.
The Wrap adds the following:
Gunn will have a completely new take on the property, in which DC supervillains are recruited by the government to carry out secret missions too dirty for the likes of Superman and Batman.
The first “Suicide Squad,” which starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie, earned nearly $750 million worldwide on a $175 million budget before promotion and advertising.
It doesn’t sound like this is a done deal yet, but it’s headed that way if it’s being reported. Do you think this is a good decision for Warner Bros? Sound off in the comments.