James Gunn has joined the DC universe with the director being all set to write the sequel of Suicide Squad. James Gunn is best known for directing the Guardians of the Galaxy films however he was fired by Marvel in August this year after his old, offensive tweets resurfaced on Twitter.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 52-year-old director has done a deal with Warner Bros to write Suicide Squad sequel and will possibly direct it as well. The studio had earlier called in The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor to direct the film but he is no longer associated to the project.
The third installment of the Franchise was all set to be directed by James Gunn, he had also directed the first two parts and the films minted some big amounts at the box office. However some old tweets of James Gunn, created problems and he was then fired from the project by Disney.
Suicide Squad, is written and directed by David Ayer, and it featured the cast of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne.
Suicide Squad released in 2016, the film raked up to USD 750 million at the global box office, despite being criticized by the reviewers. After James Gunn was fired he had received support from Guardians of the Galaxy cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper. They even penned a letter to Disney asking for his reinstatement.
Dave Bautista, one of the most prominent supporters of Gunn, shared the news and tweeted, “Where do I sign up!” David Ayer welcomed James Gunn aboard and wrote, “I think it’s an incredibly brave and smart move by the studio. James is the right man for the job!” Lets see what James Gunn will produce of the Suicide Squad will it also be a success like Guardians Of Galaxy.