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Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film”

The gig with DC marks the first time that Gunn has been tapped for a project since the filmmaker was unceremoniously ousted from Disney's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY franchise due to a series of controversial tweets unearthed by alt-right journalists. There's no word yet on who from the original cast would return for Suicide Squad 2, but bringing in Gunn is an incredibly smart move by Warner Bros.

Ayer was originally set to direct Gotham City Sirens, which seems to have gone by the wayside, and to chip in on Suicide Squad 2, which was greenlit nearly immediately after the first movie overperformed box office expectations despite poor reviews. "Apparently, the writer/director "[will] have a completely new take on the property".

Of course, this comes months after Gunn was sacked from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for comments he made on Twitter several years back.

This is also an interesting development because, as far as we knew, Suicide Squad 2 already had a director in the form of Gavin O'Connor, the guy behind The Accountant and Warrior. But it also looked like O'Connor was moving on to reteam with Ben Affleck on the sports drama The Has-Been. Suicide Squad is beyond rehabilitation-there was so much wrong with it that no sequel could possibly work under any circumstance. Would he stay at Marvel, just in a different franchise, or leap to a competitor?

Suicide Squad, which starred Margot Robbie was a commercial success, despite being a critical failure.

Suicide Squad 2 has suffered many setbacks since it was initially announced.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Gunn "has closed a deal to pen the script but, at this stage, there is no director deal".



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