James Gunn to Write and Direct 'Suicide Squad 2'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Gunn is set to write and direct the ‘Suicide Squad’ sequel.
This comes on the heels of Gunn’s highly publicized separation from Disney and Marvel, in which the esteemed director was fired from the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise over years-old tweets that were perceived as being inappropriate. Despite Gunn issuing a full apology and the Guardians cast rallying behind him in support, the director was still given his walking papers and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3’ was put on hold.
The Suicide sequel will reportedly focus on new characters and take on a different tone than the first, more in line with the Guardians films.
‘Suicide Squad 2’ is currently set to hit theaters August 2021.