Could Mel Gibson Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2’
Update: At a press junket for Hacksaw Ridge, Mel was asked about the news regarding him and DC being in talks. Mel has confirmed that he and DC are in early talks. Also Justin Kroll with Variety has reported that WB told Mel that the job is his if he wants it.
Wow! DC fans, some breaking news from Hollywood today as it seems Mel Gibson is in early talks with Warner Bros. to direct the sequel to last years “bad guy” ensemble film, Suicide Squad. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WB is courting the director/actor to direct the follow up film. They also claim Gibson is reading up on source material to get better acquainted with the characters and see if it’s something he would consider doing. Gibson is coming off the acclaimed film, Hacksaw Ridge and isn’t shy when it comes to the directors chair.
Gibson has directed hits such as Braveheart and Passion of the Christ. Gibson is a fantastic director and would make a great addition to the DCEU talented directors line up but Gibson does have some baggage. Some fans are already outraged that WB would even consider hiring him. Suicide Squad was directed by David Ayer who is set to return to the spin off film, Gotham City Sirens. This would free up a spot for someone to take over the sequel to Squad. WB also isn’t only looking at Gibson for the job and will be continuing to look elsewhere in the mean time.
This is developing news and it is something we will continue to follow and update you accordingly. Please comment below and let us know if you’d like to see Gibson direct a film in the DCEU or is his past baggage too much and he should stay away? As always continue to follow MFST for all your DC and Marvel news.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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