Warner Bros. has confirmed that James Gunn is in discussions to write, with an eye to direct, the next instalment of the Suicide Squad franchise. He’ll have a completely new take on the property.
This is huge news for a few reasons. First and foremost, is the fact Gunn, who was fired from Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has gone to that studios direct rival, DC Entertainment. It feels like a very calculated reaction to what many felt was an unwarranted decision.
Second is the movie at hand. Gunn is taking a new approach to the property and this isn’t exactly a sequel to Suicide Squad. What exactly that means, we do not know. But obviously, with the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, Gunn has proven an ability to make movies with multiple strong personalities work in a comic book setting. Really, who better than him to tackle a new Suicide Squad movie?
And though, right now, he’s only writing the film, if he ends up directing too, it’s going to become one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies in quite some time (and there are a lot in the works).
The new Suicide Squad movie is being produced by Peter Safran and does not yet have a release date.