A Second Chance For The Bad Guys
James Gunn’s departure from the MCU was a tragedy on a variety of levels. With the folks over at Disney remaining firm on their position that no matter the fan backlash or pleas from Marvel Studio executives, the Guardians of the Galaxy director wouldn’t be making a return. However, that doesn’t mean he’s out of the superhero scene just yet, given how it has recently been announced that he will be writing and possibly directing the sequel to the DCEU’s Suicide Squad.
According to an article on IGN –
Suicide Squad 2 may have found both its writer and director in James Gunn.
The Wrap reports Gunn is in talks to write and direct the Suicide Squad sequel, while Polygon has confirmed Gunn will write it, but WB had no comment on whether he would also be directing it.
According to the report, the Guardians of the Galaxy veteran “is in talks to write” and has “an eye to direct” the DC anti-hero sequel. What’s more, Gunn is said to be taking a completely new approach to Suicide Squad rather than following closely to what was established in the 2016 original.
Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant) was said to be the previous frontrunner to write and direct Suicide Squad 2 as recently as last month.
Do you think this is a mess waiting to happen or a match made in heaven? The antics of Harley Quinn and Deadshot mirror the mischief found in the Guardians series, meaning that Gunn should feel right at home. Then again, the DCEU does have a reputation for managing to take great actors/directors and somehow showcase them at their worst. Let’s hope that Gunn can make up for the flick’s previous venture by injecting some fun back into the world of DC’s heroes and villains.
Be sure to check out the video below to see our picks for the Top 10 Worst Things That Happened to Harley Quinn.