According to the site, Gibson is now familiarising himself with the material, but Warner Bros.is also considering other directors, including Daniel Espinosa (Life). Last year, it was confirmed that Margot Robbie/u0027s Harley Quinn would be getting a spin-off film titled Gotham City Sirens, and Ayer has signed onto direct that project.
Fresh off the success of his Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge, it appears Warner Bros.is eyeing actor-director Mel Gibson to helm the upcoming Suicide Squad 2 which will see a team of the world’s most unsafe super villains reunite once again.
The first “Suicide Squad” movie received mixed reviews from critics but a sequel was rendered inevitable thanks to its box office earnings of more than $745 million worldwide.
On top of considering Mel Gibson to direct the Suicide Squad sequel, it would seem Warner Brothers is looking at some other individuals as well, including Daniel Espinosa. The Gibson comeback might just make Marvel start to take RDJ’s talk seriously. Gibson is now riding high after his powerful directorial triumph with Hacksaw Ridge saw him embraced once more by the film industry. After all, if Suicide Squad 2 ended up being an ill-tempered political thriller with the occasional kick-ass action scene or two, that might end up being closer to what the comic book deserved all along.
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Asked about superhero-movie economics, Gibson told Deadline: “I’m really baffled by it”. Warner Bros.is not exclusively approaching Gibson though.
Plans for Gibson to helm the Suicide Squad sequel are far from done deal, but check back for updates as they become available.
He is also in talks to join Will Ferrell and Mark Walhberg for Paramount’s Daddy’s Home 2 and he’s reteaming with Hacksaw Ridge star Vince Vaughn for crime drama Dragged Across Concrete.