After getting fired from Marvel, director James Gunn seems to be returning with another studio. A new report from The Wrap states that James Gunn is in the running to write and direct Suicide Squad 2.
The new report states that Gunn is in talks with DC for helming Suicide Squad 2. The project is reportedly underway since sometime but no director has been confirmed yet. Earlier, Gavin O’ Connor was rumoured to direct, but now it seems like Warner Bros isn’t quite confident with the decision.
However, another update made the reveal even more surprising. It says that the Suicide Squad film under development might not be a sequel after all. This means that Gunn gets an opportunity to reimagine everything from scratch. This new update comes via Borys Kit, who works at The Hollywood Reporter. Kit took to Twitter to share the news with fans.
Being told that Gunn’s SUICIDE SQUAD will not be a sequel, he will have a whole new take on it. But whether that means a total recasting or not is unclear.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) October 9, 2018
“Being told that Gunn’s SUICIDE SQUAD will not be a sequel, he will have a whole new take on it. But whether that means a total recasting or not is unclear,” the reporter’s tweet reads.
According to Todd Stashwick, a co-writer on Suicide Squad 2, the script of the film came out pretty good with O’ Connor and David Bar. However, if Gunn joins, is likely that the director will overhaul the script entirely. Gunn is credited for bringing Guardians of the Galaxy to life, making them household names.
Gunn was previously removed from helming GOTG Vol. 3 after his controversial tweets resurfaced on the social media. This led to a sudden ousting by many fans, demanding Disney to get him back on the project. The cast of the film even released an open letter asking to re-hire Gunn.
“It is our hope that what has transpired can serve as an example for all of us to realize the enormous responsibility we have to ourselves and to each other regarding the use of our written words when we etch them in digital stone; that we as a society may learn from this experience and in the future will think twice before we decide what we want to express; and in so learning perhaps can harness this capability to help and heal instead of hurting each other,” the letter reads.
However, recent reports claim that Disney will be moving ahead with Gunn’s script but will stay firm on the decision of firing him. With all these new reports surfacing, it seems like Warner Bros. is now planning to turn Gunn to their side and Suicide Squad 2 could be exactly what the director needs to get back into the superhero genre.