Yesterday, it was reported that Hacksaw Ridge director Mel Gibson is in early talks with Warner Bros. Pictures to potentially helm the sequel to Suicide Squad. Later that day, Gibson attended a screening for his film in Santa Monica where he was asked about the news as he confirmed that he is talking with WB. He described the conversations with the studio as “It’s kind of a first date.”.
However, Gibson isn’t the only one that is up for the directing gig of the untitled Suicide Squad. During yesterday’s report, it was revealed that Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) are also on the list for the gig. David Ayer (Fury) helmed the first installment featuring DC villains such as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and El Diablo which pulled in over $740 million at the worldwide box office.
Ayer will still be working within the DC Extended Universe as he will be directing the Gotham City Sirens movie starring Margot Robbie, who will be reprising the role of Harley Quinn. Robbie will also serve as an executive producer on the project. There is no word yet on a screenwriter for Suicide Squad 2 or what the story would be for the film. A spin-off film for Will Smith’s Deadshot is also currently in development.
“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”
David Ayer’s Suicide Squad: Extended Cut, starring Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Cara Delevingne, Common, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Jai Courtney, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez and Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, is now available for purchase on Digital HD as well as on Blu-Ray/DVD.
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