Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

James Gunn

Director James Gunn who was recently fired by Disney from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after some bad old tweets of his surfaced, is now in talks to write and perhaps direct Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros.

Whether or not Gunn pens the script and directs the film, the new deal with Warner Bros.is Gunn's first project since leaving Disney/Marvel Studio.

Despite the controversy, Warner Bros and DC Films confirm they've snatched up Gunn. and he'll now be tasked with improving the studios" much-maligned "Suicide' franchise. In a weird way, he's kind of the ideal choice for this project assuming that Warner Bros. doesn't take it away and try to recut it based on positive reaction to a trailer (which is what happened with the first Suicide Squad).

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TheWrap reported "three insiders" have said Gunn will introduce a whole new take to the superhero film franchise, which features some of DC's most famous villains, including Harley Quinn, The Joker, Deadshot, Enchantress and Killer Croc, among others. Gunn moving from Marvel to DC isn't exactly a surprise, but it sure happened quickly, and the project in question is perhaps the most ideal fit for his sensibilities: Suicide Squad 2.

While it's unclear what will come of the situation, Marvel Studios might be feeling some pangs of regret over parting ways with the Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker due to the comments he made on Twitter earlier in his career. Something which the director of the first film David Ayers agrees with as he tweeted his support for the change.

Pictures supervillain flick starring Margot Robbie and Will Smith amassed an impressive $746.8M at the global box office back in 2016. Gunn has an opportunity to revisit the same elements his Guardians were known for, with the added twist of a dark sense of humor that is exactly what the Suicide Squad needs; after all, the Guardians have hearts of gold, but the Squad should be heartless. Whether Gunn's Suicide Squad 2 be any good is anyone's guess, but considering he has a demonstrated skill in creating ensembles and making them shine, the sequel will at least tout a strong central team - no matter which baddies end up on it. The publication writes that the directing gig could be decided once his script is complete.

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