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Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

Hannah Rogers | 10 October, 2018, 09:22

According to The Wrap, Gunn is in talks to write the script for Suicide Squad 2 and also direct it. Since Gunn's firing, the status of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 remains unclear.

The first Suicide Squad film, which was released in 2016 and directed by David Ayer, received mixed reviews, but did earn almost $750 million worldwide - massive in comparison to its $175 million budget, before promotion and advertising.

A rep for the studio said Tuesday that Gunn has not been signed to direct the movie. But it also looked like O'Connor was moving on to reteam with Ben Affleck on the sports drama The Has-Been.

Prior to James Gunn getting fired for the pedophilia tweets by Disney, Gunn actually blasted and insinuated that Jared Leto was a pedophilia numerous times, with the latest incident happening on Twitter this past May.

The cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy have defended Gunn since the tweets were unearthed.

Shortly after news of Gunn's departure from the Guardians franchise broke, the now-controversial filmmaker issued a statement with regard to his online actions that had occured several years prior to Disney asking him to construct the journey of Marvel's favorite space-faring a-holes.

Though it doesn't yet have a release date, fans will be intrigued to see where Gunn can take the franchise following a mixed critical reception for the first installment. Nothing but originality from this guy.

And speaking of villains who may make up Suicide Squad 2, Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista expressed interest in starring in the film now that Gunn is attached. The sequel has been slow to get started, however - it's already been through at least one potential director in The Accountant's Gavin O'Connor.

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