There were previously rumors that Disney’s firing of James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 wasn’t going to deter other studios, such as Warner Bros. Pictures, from hiring the filmmaker for their own projects. And now comes word (via TheWrap) that Gunn is in talks to write Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros./DC Films with an eye to direct!
The Hollywood Reporter adds that James Gunn may not be developing a true sequel to Suicide Squad but instead a brand-new take on the DC property. We’ll have to wait and see what the project will end up looking like.
Directed by David Ayer, the first Suicide Squad stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez, Joel Kinnaman, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith.
Suicide Squad cost about $175 million and grossed an impressive $746.8 million worldwide. It was officially described as follows:
“It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super-Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”
Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will next be seen in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie.