After being unceremoniously fired by Disney for some old controversial Tweets, James Gunn has now landed the director’s role for Suicide Squad 2. Warner Bros rather cleverly took the high road and reportedly secured the services of the director, who needless to say has the vision to make good on the DC sequel.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Gunn is now in negotiations to helm the sequel, which will be titled The Suicide Squad. It is said that the sequel will likely be a soft reboot for the franchise; following Warner Bros’ retooling of the DCEU in the aftermath of the success that is Aquaman.
The Suicide Squad is set for a late summer 2021 release, which could be well before the third instalment of The Guardians of the Galaxy. With Gunn out of the picture, Marvel Studios is still looking out for a director to helm the hot seat. As such that film is now temporarily off the docks in terms of its release.
To be fair, we’re bummed that Gunn will not be back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 but fortunately he hasn’t lost any stock as one of Hollywood’s most sought after and talented directors. Fans can catch his next project, which he produced, titled Brightburn – a horror-skewed take on the superhero genre – in cinemas in late May 2019.