Ben Affleck Signs For New Movie With Gavin O’Connor
With the news about James Gunn comes a small tidbit regarding Ben Affleck signing on for a new movie with director Gavin O’Connor, who was previously attached to direct Suicide Squad 2. That said, we wouldn’t be surprised if Gunn got a promotion, as Warner Bros. tries to make the most of him. It’s not like they’re standing around waiting for his approval. None of the Guardians cast wanted writer/director James Gunn fired after old, offensive tweets written by Gunn years earlier reemerged online. Ayer was reportedly “never expected to return” for Suicide Squad 2, given that his relationship with Warner Bros. grew tumultuous during post-production, when the filmmaker and the studio created “competing cuts” of the film. The first Suicide Squad movie notably tried to ape the success of Guardians Of The Galaxy in its marketing and with its soundtrack, taking a random selection of classic rock tunes and throwing them over scenes seemingly at random. The third Guardians film was meant to be the final outing for the original team lineup, and set up future films in the cosmic arena of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Deadline says that Gunn is writing the sequel to Suicide Squad, and WB has asked him to consider directing it.
The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a risky black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences.
Sony announced Monday that it moved Gunn’s “BrightBurn” back from November 30 to May 24, 2019 – the start of the Memorial Day weekend.
The new Suicide Squad movie is going to be produced by Peter Safran who is famously known for producing films from the highly-successful Conjuringfilm franchise, including the 2018 film The Nun. However, director David Ayer wasn’t brought back for the sequel and the studio started looking elsewhere. Someone with a good grasp of story and making characters endearing, even if they’re reprehensible, is something Gunn has done time and again in his work.