Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

DC Comics hires James Gunn after Disney fires him

Julia Gonzales | 10 October, 2018, 15:27

According to Entertainment Weekly, Gunn has closed a deal with Warner Bros. and DC Films to write the supervillain team-up sequel Suicide Squad 2, and may also direct the movie. Bautista, who plays Drax, said he would ask Disney to release him from his "Guardians 3" contract if they didn't at least use James Gunn's script. This seems to suggest that Gunn's Suicide Squad sequel will be different in every possible way to David Ayer's much-maligned 2016 original, which pulled in $746.8 million at the global box office.

The cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy have defended Gunn since the tweets were unearthed. The first "Guardians" grossed $773 million and the sequel grossed $863 million. By comparison, Suicide Squad appeared to have been edited with a hatchet, with wildly different tones from scene-to-scene, a Harley Quinn and Joker arc that seemed like it had been abandoned midway through the film, and a boring, sky-portal climax that seemed out of place with the team's '80s action movie (and hyper-violent) roots. O'Connor had been hired to both write and direct the film and was hard at work on the project for the past year.

Hit movie: The Warner Bros.

The first "Suicide Squad" starred Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne.

Queen Elizabeth II's wedding present to Princess Eugenie
And that's not because there's some sort of ongoing feud between them or behind closed doors. Camilla Parker-Bowles is skipping Princess Eugenie's upcoming wedding to Jack Brooksbank .

However, yesterday the news broke that Gunn is now in talks with DC to tackle the sequel to Suicide Squad.

DC's next Suicide Squad film does not yet have a release date.

Upcoming DC Extended Universe films include Aquaman on December 21st, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Wonder Woman 1984 on November 1, 2019, and Birds of Prey on February 7, 2020. "We believe the theme of redemption has never been more relevant than now".

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