Guardians Of The Galaxy Director James Gunn Confirmed For ‘Suicide Squad 2’
Having written and directed two blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy movies, the future seemed to have been set for James Gunn to deliver his third and final entry in the interstellar saga. However, just as filming was to begin, Gunn was removed from his directing duties following the resurfacing of old, offensive tweets. While many would see this firing as a mistake, parent company Disney would refuse to go back on the decision, leaving the current fate of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ up in the air.
While Gunn completing his Marvel trilogy would looks forever off the table, DC seems to have found gain in Disney’s loss, as Warner Bros. DC has hired Gunn to write a sequel to 2016 film Suicide Squad. Initially reported by The Wrap, it’s suggested Gunn is also in contention to direct the picture as well, in effort to usher in “a completely new take on the property.” This likely means sweeping changes are headed to the Suicide Squad sequel following the events of the first movie.
This news is likely a big surprise for fans, especially since some reports suspected Gunn could have returned to ‘Guardians’ after the groundswell of public support he received. Not only has that speculation been effectively put to bed, but Gunn has also joined the writing ranks of Marvel’s biggest rival. It’s unknown if Gunn will actually direct the movie, but if chosen, it would replace The Accountant and Warrior director Gavin O’Connor after being announced late last year. Suicide Squad 2 currently has no release date.
What do you think? Are you shocked that James Gunn is writing DC’s Suicide Squad sequel, or should Disney have hired him back when they had the chance? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines from the realm of comic books, check out these next few news stories:
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