Director of the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies James Gunn has joined hands with DC bandwagon to pen the sequel of Suicide Squad. He was fired in August this year by Marvels after his offensive and old tweets resurfaced on Twitter.
Suicide Squad 2 is scheduled for a 2019 release
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The 52-year-old director has struck a deal with Warner Bros to write Suicide Squad sequel and will possibly direct as well. The studio had earlier roped in The Accountant helmer Gavin O’Connor to direct the film but he is no longer attached to the project."
The first part of the Suicide Squad franchise was helmed by David Ayer and featured an ensemble cast of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne.
The film release in 2016 and successfully raked in close to USD 750 million at the global box office, despite being criticised by the reviewers. Bautista, one of the most vocal supporters of Gunn, shared the news and tweeted, “Where do I sign up!”.
After Marvel fired Gunn, he 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.