James Gunn to write ‘Suicide Squad’ sequel, confirms Warner Bros.

Having been fired from the MCU by Disney in July, James Gunn jumped ships to join the DCEU and would be penning the story for Suicide Squad 2. Warner Bros. have confirmed the scoop although it remains to be seen if he would be sitting on the director’s chair for the same. Gunn, who directed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 and Vol.2, was ousted directing the third installment of the franchise when some of his offensive tweets dating back by almost ten years, was excavated by a certain political faction to sully his public image. Disney was quick to jump the gun and ended its association with him, a decision that garnered lot of flak from the disgruntled fans. Even the main cast of film, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saladana, Dave Bautista etc., signed a joint letter to voice their solidarity with the director and also made a humble request to reconsider the decision. However, the studios remained adamant and Gunn has now walked over to the other side. Besides his script writing and potential return of the main cast members from the original film, everything else remains uncertain at this point, including Jared Leto’s return as the Joker. There are even rumors that that sequel might even not be a direct sequel to the 2016 film after all. With production pushed back until 2019, fans won’t get to see Suicide Squad 2 at least until 2020.