Earlier this month, word broke out that controversial Hollywood actor and director Mel Gibson was being tapped to direct Suicide Squad 2 after his biographical war drama movie, Hacksaw Ridge, gained critical acclaim. However, though Gibson confirmed that he was discussing the matter with Warner Bros. a few days after the rumors were let loose, the director has just come back to say that the talks haven't really pushed forward for now.
Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the Academy Awards' red carpet, Gibson responded to a question asking for updates on Suicide Squad 2.
"I don't know," Gibson said in a red-carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight at the Academy Awards. "I just met some guys about story points. It's not a done deal or anything. But it's just fun to shoot the bull when it comes to stories. I love doing it. And if we can elevate any kind of concept it's good. We'll see."
Given the numerous controversies Gibson's had in his personal life, it seems like the director is riding on his recent award-winning film's critical acclaim. After all, Warner Bros. knows when to set aside personal issues with the potential Gibson holds – Hacksaw Ridge did win the Best Achievement in Sound Mixing and Best Achievement in Film Editing at the Academy Awards back in 2016. Gibson is probably hesitant taking Suicide Squad 2 given its predecessor's terrible outcome. If he does take on the project, let's hope he somehow manages to straighten the Suicide Squad sequel out.