James Gunn, who was famously fired from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise which he helped create, is in negotiations to direct the “Suicide Squad” sequel at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The potential hiring is not unexpected as Gunn had already been set to pen the DC Comics-inspired villain team-up film which has been set for an August 2021 opening.
This does confirm though that the film, currently going by the title “The Suicide Squad,” will be his next directorial effort and the project is also said to be very much done in Gunn’s voice.
It’s also reportedly being dubbed a more of a relaunch than a direct sequel with Gunn’s plan to take the franchise in a new direction with a mostly all-new cast of characters and actors. What that means for the existing cast like Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Jai Courtney is unclear.
Charles Roven and Peter Safran will produce.
Source: Heat Vision