Mel Gibson Discusses Reports On Directing The ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel

'Hacksaw Ridge' director Mel Gibson discussed reports on directing the 'Suicide Squad' sequel during a red carpet interview at the Academy Awards.


Last night’s Oscars ceremony probably featured more discussion about Suicide Squad than even the film’s admirers had expected. In addition to the Academy Award win for the film’s hair and makeup team, a result that elicited strong reactions from viewers, Mel Gibson was in attendance as a Best Director nominee for his work on Hacksaw Ridge. The controversial filmmaker confirmed earlier reports that he had been in talks with Warner Bros. to direct the Suicide Squad sequel. During a red carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight, Mel Gibson discussed the reports when asked if he would accept the job directing the Suicide Squad sequel.

When asked if he would helm the Suicide Squad sequel, Mel Gibson replied:

“I don’t know. I just met some guys about story points. It’s not a done deal or anything, but it’s just fun to shoot the bull when it comes to stories. I love doing it. If we can elevate any kind of concept it’s good […] we’ll see.”

You can watch the entire interview below!

David Ayer, who directed he first Suicide Squad film, will instead helm a Gotham City Sirens project centered on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and other female villains from DC Comics lore.

The official synopsis for the first Suicide Squad film reads:

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?

Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukuhara.

Suicide Squad: Extended Cut is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray and Digital HD.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

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