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#1 Posted by PrimelyGreat (371 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy Poach Batman, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is in talks to write “Suicide Squad 2” for DC with an eye to direct the next installment, three insiders have exclusively told TheWrap.

Gunn will have a completely new take on the property, in which DC supervillains are recruited by the government to carry out secret missions too dirty for the likes of Superman and Batman.

The first “Suicide Squad,” which starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie, earned nearly $750 million worldwide on a $175 million budget before promotion and advertising.

Gunn was fired from Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise after online critics discovered years-old tweets in which he joked about rape and pedophilia. Gunn apologized and said he had grown as a person in the years since the jokes.

Chuck Roven and Peter Saffranare producing.

https://www.thewrap.com/james-gunn-suicide-squad-2-for-dc/

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#2 Posted by Yassassin (7110 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice

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#3 Posted by Symbiosis89 (107 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean it fits

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#4 Posted by The_Badman (2302 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope Suicide Squad 2 is dark and violent like its supposed to be and not a comedy film like GOTG.

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#5 Posted by Heatforce (5067 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as it's rated R and more than 6 weeks went into the script I'll be happy.

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#6 Posted by Veshark (10069 posts) - - Show Bio

I knew Warner Bros would poach Gunn for their DCEU properties. A no-brainer really. Suicide Squad seems like the right fit too given that the first one already tried to imitate the whole “misfits with hearts of gold” shtick that the first GoTG pulled off so well.

Was kinda hoping we’d get a more serious take on Suicide Squad a second time around like the original Ostrander stuff, but I’m willing to give Gunn a shot.

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#7 Posted by deltahuman (4668 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay but No lame jokes like the ones from GoTG2 please.

There's no dearth of good characters or storylines in DC. They just need the right guy with the right mindset and vision to work wonders.

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#8 Edited by Y2G (393 posts) - - Show Bio

What does "A completely new take" mean?

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#9 Posted by RukelnikovFTW (5368 posts) - - Show Bio

@y2g said:

What does "A completely new take" mean?

means it'll include jokes about rape and pedophilia

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#10 Posted by Eto (5039 posts) - - Show Bio

That twist though.

Let’s see if they’ll announce something “confirming” the sequel.

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#11 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (12949 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as it’s better than GOTGVol 2

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#12 Posted by deactivated-5bc2c7b81b701 (421 posts) - - Show Bio

A chance at redemption for both him and the franchise.

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#13 Posted by MAZAHS117 (11261 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn’t think he’d remain a free agent for long.

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#14 Edited by the_stegman (39721 posts) - - Show Bio

It's funny, Everyone said Suicide Squad was DC's GOTG. Now it might be.

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#15 Posted by DiarrheaRegatta (1727 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully he can actually make the movies decent and not be pushed into a creative corner by DC's dreadful studio executives. That's one problem that Marvel seems to have under control.

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#16 Edited by KingOfWakanda (1309 posts) - - Show Bio

Good for him and probably good for Suicide Squad.

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#17 Posted by Tomkatie (2684 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmmm

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#18 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17867 posts) - - Show Bio

Smart move. Itd essentially be a darker version of suicide squad (like the last one was supposed to ne)

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#19 Posted by RBT (24967 posts) - - Show Bio

@y2g said:

What does "A completely new take" mean?

means it'll include jokes about rape and pedophilia

Lmao. Just imagine.

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#20 Posted by Kingyang (793 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh

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#21 Posted by Aros001 (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

This is one of those times where I'm not sure how to feel.

On the one hand, James Gunn did apologize for his comments and regrets them, so for as weird as they were, I'm not against him getting a break and directing another CBM.

On the other hand, I felt that a big part of Suicide Squad's problem (other than WB's over-meddling) was that it was trying too hard to be DC's version of Guardians of the Galaxy and not enough of its own thing. Many directors have variation in their work, but if WB is hiring Gunn because they want him to make Suicide Squad even more like his GOTG movies, then we might be running into the same problem again.

And on the third mutant middle hand, I loved Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, which was a more comedic but still dark and violent take on the team. If Gunn is allowed more freedom than WB gave Ayer, I could see him making something like that, taking full advantage of everyone on the Squad being a scumbag or an asshole.

Time will tell. First he'd have to be hired, I suppose.

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#22 Edited by mrmonster (11704 posts) - - Show Bio

Good. He'd be a great choice to direct the movie.

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#23 Edited by mrmonster (11704 posts) - - Show Bio

Dave Bautista definitely supports this.

I could see him playing Bane. Or maybe King Shark.

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#24 Posted by Arc_Conductor (102 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as he realizes his mistakes from GotG2 I'd be ok with it.

@mrmonster I've liked him in his smaller roles and want to see him tackle characters with more depth so I'd be perfectly fine with him being Bane.

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#25 Posted by Oeselian (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Dave Bautista definitely supports this.

I could see him playing Bane. Or maybe King Shark.

I too would love to see Bane or King Shark

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#26 Posted by TheSpartanB345T (3640 posts) - - Show Bio

A chance at redemption for both him and the franchise.

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#27 Posted by godzilla44 (6740 posts) - - Show Bio

Gunn going to DC movies

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#28 Posted by DeathandGrim (4494 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreams come true.

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#29 Posted by Fanawtik (164 posts) - - Show Bio

lol

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#30 Posted by Amcu (13949 posts) - - Show Bio

That's an interesting surprise.

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#31 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (9211 posts) - - Show Bio

@rukelnikovftw: I was about to say, "what are you talking about? Guardians didn't have any raaaaooooo yeah. That Prison rape joke."

And the fact that Peter was a kid around a bunch of strange men who wanted to eat him. Like Predators....uh

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#32 Posted by RukelnikovFTW (5368 posts) - - Show Bio

@rukelnikovftw: I was about to say, "what are you talking about? Guardians didn't have any raaaaooooo yeah. That Prison rape joke."

And the fact that Peter was a kid around a bunch of strange men who wanted to eat him. Like Predators....uh

ahahhaaha

Though seriously I think this is a good move from DC. SS2 has unexpectedly become the upcoming DC movie I'm more interested in.

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#33 Posted by TheAmazingSpidey (16964 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a great fit, but I'm only excited if they're keeping Margot and Will.

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#34 Posted by Mrnoital (7562 posts) - - Show Bio

keep a couple of the members, but don't make it them fighting for good to save the world

its them doing government dirty work that could cause international incidents if found out

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#35 Posted by Fabricolage (1505 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder how it'll go.

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#36 Posted by Richubs (1700 posts) - - Show Bio

He might actually save SS

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#37 Posted by Benjamin_Poindexter (806 posts) - - Show Bio

The only way it's going to work is with a recast. Harley was the only character who wasn't cringe-worthy.

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#38 Posted by Magian (149573 posts) - - Show Bio

Based on the previous movie, he does seem like a good fit. That said, can't say I was blown away by his GotG movies and I would like for them to go a different route for the SS movies than to turn them into GotG 2.0. More than they were already anyway.

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#39 Posted by Heatforce (5067 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol I had no idea so many peple disliked GotG 2. Imo it's better than the first one (R.I.P. Yondu). My biggest concern is any lasting stigma around Gunn.

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#40 Posted by Stahlflamme (5384 posts) - - Show Bio

His first question was. "Do I need to keep anyone except Will Smith and Viola Davis?"

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#41 Edited by Stahlflamme (5384 posts) - - Show Bio

@heatforce: About what? The outrage about him was fabricated by a far right group around Mike Cernovich, who openly admitted he just calls everyone he disagrees with a pedophile to discredit them, and the issues they brought up were actually already brought up and addressed when Gunn was first announced as the direcotr of guardians.

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#42 Edited by Heatforce (5067 posts) - - Show Bio

@stahlflamme: did they specifically address the pedo tweets before he was hired? No one has been able to give me an answer. Just sounds like Gunn did a blanket apology regarding any non-PC tweets. That stated optics are important and the Bible belt may not be too keen on seeing him this soon after being fired. It's are risky move on WB's part.

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#43 Posted by Killerwasp (16963 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like this will improve DC movies. Tbh though I didn't mind SS. Everyone can complain how "bad" SS was, but nothing tops GL.

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#44 Posted by Gaoron (6626 posts) - - Show Bio

@y2g said:

What does "A completely new take" mean?

means it'll include jokes about rape and pedophilia

I do hope so, that's what Suicide Squad should be all about.

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#45 Posted by FaradaySloth (3777 posts) - - Show Bio

It'll still be bad.

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#46 Posted by MrNihal (1505 posts) - - Show Bio

Really,DC?SS2 with gunn?

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#47 Posted by ANTHP2000 (20570 posts) - - Show Bio

I have high hopes for the sequel.

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#48 Posted by RukelnikovFTW (5368 posts) - - Show Bio

@gaoron said:
@rukelnikovftw said:
@y2g said:

What does "A completely new take" mean?

means it'll include jokes about rape and pedophilia

I do hope so, that's what Suicide Squad should be all about.

Indeed, that's why I said I think this is a good move, this may actually save SS, and who knows maybe even the DCEU, how unlikely would that be?

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#49 Posted by infamous5445 (145 posts) - - Show Bio

Good for him. Maybe there'll be some actual competition now.

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#50 Posted by Super_ninja (3334 posts) - - Show Bio

i wanna see Vixen in Suicide Squad 2.