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James Gunn In Talks To Helm ‘The Suicide Squad’ Relaunch

BY David Riley

Published 4 years ago

James Gunn In Talks To Helm 'The Suicide Squad' Relaunch

Former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn officially jumps ship from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. is currently in talks with the director to helm the next installment of the Suicide Squad series.

But that’s not the juiciest part of the meat. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this movie is not a direct sequel to David Ayer’s 2016 film. Instead, it will be a relaunch and is now titled The Suicide Squad.

Gunn was fired from directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a series of inappropriate tweets that the director made resurfaced. Gunn has since apologized for them and went on to say that he has grown a lot over the years. This move is highly apparent, however, as Gunn was officially attached to write the script for the then-Suicide Squad sequel. But now that it’s a relaunch of all sorts, it’s interesting to think about the elements that the director will throw into the mix.

The first Suicide Squad movie saw Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Captain Boomerang, Katana, and the Joker appear in the big screen. It’s unclear if Gunn will have the original actors of the the first film return for the relaunch. Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, is currently in production for the Birds of Prey and the Funtabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.

The DC Extended Universe is shaping up to be an interesting superhero movie realm. It was initially planned to have a series of movies that are interconnected, but it looks like standalone films are what Warner Bros. are gunning for now (sorry, it just had to be said).

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