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James Gunn James Gunn to write Suicide Squad 2, possibly direct
Charles Bowen | 12 October, 2018, 02:38

Either way, I'm curious to see if they'll get Gunn to direct and if this new take on Suicide Squad will come to fruition.

The first Suicide Squad film, which was released in 2016 and directed by David Ayer, received mixed reviews, but did earn almost $750 million worldwide - massive in comparison to its $175 million budget, before promotion and advertising.

Gunn isn't the first Marvel Studios alum to work with DC and Warner Bros. It's not like they're standing around waiting for his approval.

Production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was quickly put on hold and the franchise's cast, which includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista, signed an open letter asking that Gunn be reinstated as the third film's director.

Gunn was dismissed from writing/directing Guardians of the Galaxy 3 earlier this year after a concentrated online campaigned publicized a series of tasteless jokes he made years ago about rape and pedophilia on Twitter.

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Warner has been looking for somebody to take control of the new Suicide Squad flick, taking a look at original director David Ayer, Mel Gibson, Daniel Espinosa, and others. The report also uses clear language to indicate that Gunn is definitely writing a film but has not been so clearly tied to its directing duties. Gunn's Suicide Squad could conceivably differ from Ayer's in terms of story alone, thereby employing numerous first film's same cast members and characters. The new Suicide Squad movie will reportedly be a different take on the characters and not a direct follow-up.

"I think it's an incredibly fearless and smart move by the studio", he wrote.

Noble words from Ayers, but perhaps reflecting that to, pretty much everyone, this is a good -though bold - decision from Warner Bros and one that all of sudden makes me more excited for a Suicide Squad sequel than I ever thought I would be.

Ayer denied studio interference, insisting re-shoots were intended only to add even more action. After ending his initial run in 1992, modern Suicide Squad creator John Ostrander was brought back to the title in 2007 to revamp the team, not unlike how Gunn is now coming in to revitalize the franchise.

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