It’s official. James Gunn is on board to write the sequel to Suicide Squad for the DC Extended Universe.
Earlier this week, word came out that Warner Brothers was bringing in former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to write and possibly to direct Suicide Squad 2 for the studio’s burgeoning superhero franchise. Now, it looks like DC Entertainment has issued a brief statement on the company’s DC Daily web series confirming the director’s involvement in the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel.
Welcoming the director to the DC Universe, DC Daily also confirmed that the director’s approach to Suicide Squad 2 would be much different from the original film’s writer and director, David Ayer.
“It’s official that we have got a new member of the DC family: acclaimed writer/director James Gunn has been attached to write Suicide Squad 2,” the web series’ host, Tiffany Smith, confirmed. “Gunn is poised to bring a completely fresh take to the franchise after the first film was written and directed by David Ayer.”
As interesting as the confirmation is, DC Daily doesn’t make any mention of whether or not Gunn will also take on the responsibility of directing Suicide Squad 2.
Gavin O'Connor had originally been tapped to direct Suicide Squad 2, however, reports revealed that the filmmaker had pitched a script similar to Warner Brother’s upcoming Birds of Prey and so O'Connor had to step away from the project.
Right now word has it that Gunn is still in talks to direct the Suicide Squad sequel, so let’s just cross our fingers and wait and see.
Suicide Squad 2 has yet to receive a release date but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word.