The news just broke that Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn has found his next project, that being the Suicide Squad sequel which has been long in development at Warner Bros. Pictures. The former Marvel director was fired from his position by Disney during San Diego Comic-Con this past summer.
Gunn had been suddenly pulled off of writing and directing Marvel’s third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after a series controversial tweets that the director sent out as far back as 2009 surfaced in July. Shortly after his firing, he was reportedly being eyed for projects by other studios including Warner Bros.
Now that it’s been revealed that Gunn has lined up his next job writing the Suicide Squad sequel with an eye to direct, fans naturally have a lot to say about it. You can check out some reactions from the internet below.
I've seen some baller moves in my day but man, DC grabbing James Gunn to write/maybe direct Suicide Squad 2, after Disney/Marvel stupidly kicked him to the curb, is one of the most baller moves I've ever witnessed.
Suicide Squad 2 just went from "why?" to "HOLY SHIT YES."
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) October 9, 2018
I will forever want to see James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The franchise is one of my favorites, ever, but I'm tremendously excited to see him make an amazing DC Comics movie.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) October 9, 2018
DC snagging James Gunn to make the sequel to the movie they made to rip off his movie is an incredible power move
— Fall Daniel (@ItsDanSheehan) October 9, 2018
Man, fuck James Gunn and fuck Warner Bros.
— Gus (@GOODBYEMYSON) October 9, 2018
— Xolta's ghost (@xolta11) October 9, 2018
James Gunn: Hey DC? You wanted Suicide Squad to be your Guardians of the Galaxy? I'LL MAKE IT YOUR GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Bob Iger: pic.twitter.com/W170zIqUHJ
— DoctorDoom (@Acidic_Heart) October 9, 2018
Y’all still giving james gunn work. pic.twitter.com/mvvdOXrOC9
— you know who I am (@ima_sebstan) October 9, 2018
so ss2 is being written and possibly directed by james gunn with a possibly all new cast.. pic.twitter.com/XO03pL6uHy
— grace (@newsflxsh) October 9, 2018
CAST ? @DAVEBAUTISTA ? AS ? SOLOMON ? GRUNDY ?
— Spooky Dan Casey (@DanCasey) October 9, 2018
James Gunn writing and (possibly) directing #SuicideSquad 2? Holy shit. You fucked up, Marvel…
— Josh Wilding (@Josh_Wilding) October 9, 2018
If James Gunn comes anywhere near Suicide Squad 2, I won't be. Just making that clear now.
— Stemot (@Stemot1978) October 9, 2018
Warrior director Gavin O’Connor was previously set to write and direct Suicide Squad 2 with Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith having been confirmed to return for the sequel. Gunn, however, will reportedly have a whole new take on the supervillain team-up, making it unclear as to whether or not the studio will bring back the original cast or hit the reset button on the sequel altogether.
Plot details on the previous script were under wraps, however, the story was once rumored to center on the supervillain team’s mission to find a terrifying new Weapon of Mass Destruction that happened to be Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the next Suicide Squad and the future of DC Films as we learn it.