james gunn taking over Suicide Squad 2

Yesterday, the superhero movie fan community was surprised to learn that Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn might be jumping ship from Marvel to DC to write and potentially direct Suicide Squad 2. Guardians actor Dave Bautista is excited about Warner Bros. and DC’s decision, jokingly (maybe?) suggesting that he wants to be involved in the anti-hero sequel.

But there’s someone else who also approves of Gunn as the person who could tell the next chapter of the Suicide Squad’s story: David Ayer, the man who directed the first film back in 2016.
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Suicide Squad 2 Cast

It’s no secret that Dave Bautista was one of the more unhappy Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 cast members when director James Gunn was fired after controversial posts on Twitter were brought to light by a disingenuous conservative troll. But now that the filmmaker has been hired to take over the Suicide Squad franchise over at Warner Bros., the wrestler turned actor is ready to follow him into the DC Extended Universe. Read More »

suicide squad 2 director

James Gunn‘s time with Marvel is over, but his work with DC might just be getting started. The Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker is in talks to write and possibly direct Suicide Squad 2The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor had previously been announced as the writer-director on the sequel, but things have changed. More on Gunn taking over as Suicide Squad 2 director below.

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‘Suicide Squad 2’ Gets Two New Writers

suicide squad 2 writers

Suicide Squad 2 has added a few new members to its skwadDavid Bar Katz and Todd Stashwick have been tapped by Warner Bros. to be the new Suicide Squad 2 writers, joining director Gavin O’Connor to co-pen the script to the DC anti-hero sequel.

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Suicide Squad 2

Suicide Squad 2 is going to happen whether you like it or not. But here’s some potentially interesting news: rumors abound that Dwayne Johnson‘s Black Adam will make his first DCEU appearance in the film, setting the character up for his future solo adventure. Black Adam is one of DC’s supervillains and sometimes anti-hero, primarily known for being the enemy of superhero Shazam.

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Suicide Squad 2 director

After a lengthy search, Warner Bros. and DC Films have finally hired a director for Suicide Squad 2: Gavin O’Connor, the man behind movies like The Accountant, Miracle, and Pride and Glory. Find out more about the new Suicide Squad 2 director below.
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Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, Non-Stop, Orphan) has signed on to direct Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Taking on the movie adaptation of Disneyland’s classic theme park ride means that Collet-Serra must withdraw himself from possible directing duties on Suicide Squad 2. Jaume was the top choice for the Warner Bros’ superhero sequel, and with his departure from the running, this now puts the DC team back to the drawing board. Learn more about where this leaves Warner Bros and find out more about the Jungle Cruise director below.

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Suicide Squad 2 director

After a lengthy search, executives at Warner Bros. and DC Films may have finally found their Suicide Squad 2 director. Deadline reports that Jaume Collet-Serra, the Spanish filmmaker behind movies like Orphan, The Shallows, and the Liam Neeson vehicles Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night is now the frontrunner to helm the villain-centric comic book movie sequel.
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Suicide Squad 2 group

Superhero movie fans are riding a Wonder Woman high right now, but it’s slightly difficult to sustain that excitement when we stop and think about what’s coming next from the DC Extended Universe. Sure, James Wan’s Aquaman could end up being really cool, but Justice League is the next DCEU film to hit theaters, and that one has a cloud of sadness around it based on the tragedy in the family of director Zack Snyder and his producing partner and wife Deborah Snyder. The Flash still doesn’t have a director, and Green Lantern is floating off in the abyss somewhere, waiting for his chance at redemption after the disappointing Ryan Reynolds adaptation from 2011.

Also in the works: Suicide Squad 2, which star Joel Kinnaman, who plays Squad leader Rick Flag, says may begin filming sometime in 2018.
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  • An Alien: Covenant VR experience lets you be birthed as a neomorph
  • Dave Bautista says Blade Runner 2049 will be “better than the first film”
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  • and more!

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