James Gunn joins Suicide Squad 2

Awesome news! Guardians of the Galaxy director and writer James Gunn will be heading over to DC.
We all love superheroes, right? Well, we also happen to have a thing for antiheroes. Which might be why this news is so exciting.

James Gunn, who wrote and directed the Guardians of the Galaxy movies as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is jumping ship! He’s officially been attached to make Suicide Squad 2, the sequel to the DC film following a band of hardened criminals made to be good(ish) by the government.

“It’s official that we have got a new member of the DC family,” Warner Bros. announced. “Acclaimed writer/director James Gunn has been attached to write Suicide Squad 2. Gunn is poised to bring a completely fresh take to the franchise after the first film was written and directed by David Ayer.”

The first Suicide Squad was a violent, bold, colourful take on the genre and followed Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and a bunch of other psychotic misfits, which if you take away the high body count isn’t entirely unlike Gunn’s previous crew of criminals with hearts of gold!

Guardians of the Galaxy cast member Dave Bautisa has already announced that he’d love to come across and work with Gunn again. He’s played Drax in Guardians, but we have no idea who he could play in Suicide Squad 2. Solomon Grundy, perhaps?

Either way, it’s a fascinating time to be a fan of Suicide Squad! We can’t wait to see how this sequel turns out.

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