Mel Gibson Confirms He's in Talks to Direct 'Suicide Squad 2'

Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 12:02PM
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Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 12:02PM
Mel Gibson Confirms He's in Talks to Direct 'Suicide Squad 2'
A few years ago, the idea of Mel Gibson directing a big-budget superhero movie would have seen absurd. While once an enormous Hollywood star, Gibson's reputation took a massive hit after the star made some very anti-Semitic remarks during a DUI arrest. Ever since, Gibson has been persona non grata as far as the public (and Hollywood) is concerned.

All that's changed, though, with the release of his new critically acclaimed movie Hacksaw Ridge, and Gibson is now being courted by DC and Warner Bros to take over from David Ayer as the director of Suicide Squad 2. What's more, according to Gibson, he's seriously considering the offer. Here's a video of Gibson talking about the prospect:


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When asked in a recent interview how serious these talks had become, Gibson claimed that "It's kind of a first date", and that he's not sure yet whether he'll take on the project.

As things currently stand, it seems that DC is also not certain that they'll land Gibson, as rumors abound that Jonathan Levine (who directed Warm Bodies), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), and Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) are also being considered by the studio.

The director of the original Suicide Squad, David Ayer, has elected to sidestep the sequel in favor of directing Gotham City Sirens, a spin-off movie which will focus on Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and her posse of female supervillains including Poison Ivy (possibly to be played by Megan Fox) and Catwoman.

Gibson is a fairly controversial choice to take over from Ayer on the main series of movies, but with Hacksaw Ridge earning an Oscar nomination, it's clear that DC is hoping to make the most of Gibson's career resurgence. Whether this will pay off in the long run remains to be seen.
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