Join the Dark Side!
It has been confirmed that the (ex) Guardian’s of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, will be joining Warner Bros/DC after his split from Disney/Mavel. A statement made to GameSpot by Warner Bros confirms that Gunn will write the sequel to DC’s Suicide Squad, with talks that he may also direct the film as well (although that is not yet confirmed).
Gunn came under fire this summer, due to ‘offensive tweets’ that he made around 10 years ago. Gunn claimed all of these tweets were intended as dark humoured jokes and was supported by many, including the cast of Guardian’s of the Galaxy. However, he was still dropped by Disney/Marvel, despite the fact that they were aware of the tweets before he was hired to direct the first Guardian’s.
The production of the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie has been delayed indefinitely due to the situation, and it’s future is in doubt.
Dave Bautista, known for his work in the WWE and with James Gunn as Drax in Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy series and the latest Avengers, has been outspoken in his support of the director. It looks like Bautista is also ready to swap sides and join the Suicide Squad sequel, if the below tweet is anything to go by.
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
The first Suicide Squad starred Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Jared Leto among others. It is not confirmed whether any of these actors will return for the sequel.
The movie has no current release date, but is expected in 2020. It was reported by Variety that production had been pushed back to early 2019. There isn’t a lot of information about the movie itself at this time, however, we will update the article if any further details are released.
Check out more recent DC news with the latest extended trailer for James Wan’s Aquaman and the castings of Black Canary and Huntress in Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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