‘The Suicide Squad’: James Gunn Down To Direct Harley Quinn Film

A Birds of Prey sequel, perhaps?

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The Suicide Squad director James Gunn is down to direct a Harley Quinn film.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad finally hit HBO Max and theatres today! Not only is the film a critical success, but it’s also on its way to score over $70 million at the worldwide box office. Seeing as Gunn has delivered one of the most exciting films DC has produced in memory, fans are already awaiting his return to the company. But what’s next for the director?

The Suicide Squad director recently wrapped up production on the first season of Peacemaker, a spin-off series for HBO Max that focuses on John Cena’s unhinged character. With the first season in the can, The Hollywood Reporter suggested Gunn direct a solo Harley Quinn film. Surprisngly, the director said he was into it.

“Yeah, I think I do, actually. I really feel that character, and as I’ve said before, I’ve taken a lot of characters from the comic books who either have slightly different personalities or not as clearly defined personalities. I’ve really shied away from the really popular characters because I like creating characters. I don’t generally like interpreting characters that are already fully actualized, but with Harley, that was a different thing. I really do love Paul Dini’s original vision, and I felt like I was able to become Harley while I was writing. And it’s a terrible, wonderful place to be.”

Margot Robbie recently mentioned how she’s eager to return to the role of Harley Quinn. Perhaps the producer/actor could rope Gunn into directing the maniacal character one more time?

Here is the synopsis for The Suicide Squad:

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad is out now in theatres and HBO Max. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter