Warner Brothers has scooped up James Gunn to write and potentially direct the sequel to 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”
Earlier this year Gunn, the director of the popular “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, was fired over some old Tweets people unearthed. In those tweets, he made jokes about pedophilia and rape and even though they were from YEARS ago, Disney promptly fired him from a third “Guardians of the Galaxy” film and angered the cast.
Gunn apologized, saying “Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor. It’s not to say I’m better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger. My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.”
The cast was even petitioned for him to be re-hired but Disney emphatically said no and the third installment in the Marvel franchise is on hold indefinitely.
Should he need some additional casting for the as-yet unnamed sequel, at least one of his Guardians cast members is eager to help.
Where do I sign up! James Gunn Boards ‘Suicide Squad 2’ To Write And Possibly Direct – Deadline https://t.co/OwdDbAm1Ks
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) October 9, 2018