DC Officially Confirms That James Gunn Is Writing "A Completely Fresh Take" On SUICIDE SQUAD 2

DC Officially Confirms That James Gunn Is Writing "A Completely Fresh Take" On SUICIDE SQUAD 2

Coming off reports that James Gunn is set to write and possibly direct the Suicide Squad sequel, it's been officially confirmed that the Guardians of the Galaxy director has jumped ship from Marvel to DC.

The latest episode of DC Daily has confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has indeed jumped ship from Marvel to DC, and will pen the script for Suicide Squad 2. There's no mention of the possibility of him helming the sequel, however.

Seemingly gelling with rumors that the follow-up to David Ayer's divisive supervillain team-up flick will actually be a reboot of sorts, the report also states that Gunn will deliver "a completely fresh take to the franchise" - although this probably just means that he'll be taking things in a different direction with a brand new story rather than completely rebooting with a new cast etc.

Original director Gavin O'Conner and screenwriters Todd Stashwick and David Bar Katz had delivered a finished script, but unfortunately for them the plot turned out to be too similar to Cathy Yan's pitch for Birds of Prey.

It remains to be seen what Gunn has in store for Task Force X, but it should be an interesting take at the very least.


DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Reveals The Disturbing Alternate Ending He Decided Was Too Dark

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Reveals The Disturbing Alternate Ending He Decided Was Too "Dark"

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has talked more about the movie's original ending, revealing the twisted fate of a fan-favourite character he ultimately decided was too dark. Read on for details!
THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Confirms He's Working On Another DCEU Project After PEACEMAKER

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Confirms He's Working On Another DCEU Project After PEACEMAKER

The Suicide Squad writer and director James Gunn is putting the finishing touches on Peacemaker, but he's confirmed that another DC Extended Universe project is on the way in the not too distant future.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Reveals INJUSTICE-Inspired Harley Quinn Concept Art

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Reveals INJUSTICE-Inspired Harley Quinn Concept Art

Ahead of The Suicide Squad's Blu-ray release, director James Gunn has shared a new batch of concept art for the DC Comics movie featuring a closer look at early designs for Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.
Will Smith Reveals Why He Didn't Reprise The Role Of Deadshot In THE SUICIDE SQUAD

Will Smith Reveals Why He Didn't Reprise The Role Of Deadshot In THE SUICIDE SQUAD

James Gunn's The Suicide Squad brought back several characters from David Ayer's original, but Will Smith's Deadshot was not be among them. In a new interview, the actor finally reveals why...
DC EXTENDED UNIVERSE: The 7 Most Impactful Moments From The Franchise So Far

DC EXTENDED UNIVERSE: The 7 Most Impactful Moments From The Franchise So Far

The DC Extended Universe has given us plenty of unforgettable moments since Man of Steel flew onto our screens, and in this feature, we take a look at the franchise's seven most impactful scenes.
Latest Headlines
Kevin Feige Reveals Why Making SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME And DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel Was Mind-Blowing

Kevin Feige Reveals Why Making SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME And DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel Was "Mind-Blowing"

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has reflected on making Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness simultaneously, calling it a "mind-blowing" experience as a filmmaker.
SECRET INVASION: Killian Scott's Character Rumored To Have Ties To Mutants And The X-Men

SECRET INVASION: Killian Scott's Character Rumored To Have Ties To Mutants And The X-Men

Irish actor Killian Scott (Love/Hate, The Dublin Murders) was cast in a supporting role in the Disney+ Secret Invasion series earlier this year, and we may now know which character he'll be playing...
DUNE: PART TWO Has Been Officially Greenlit For A 2023 Theatrical Release

DUNE: PART TWO Has Been Officially Greenlit For A 2023 Theatrical Release

We figured it was only a matter of time after the first film's impressive performance both in theaters and on HBO Max, and Legendary has now made it official: Dune: Part 2 is coming in 2023!
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME - 8 Huge New Rumors And Spoilers (Including The Post-Credits Scene)

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME - 8 Huge New Rumors And Spoilers (Including The Post-Credits Scene)

Recent rumors and leaks have potentially revealed much more about Spider-Man: No Way Home, including details on the other Spider-Men, the post-credits scene, and an iconic line taken from the comic books!
SAVAGE SPIDER-MAN Officially Announced From Marvel Comics As Peter Parker Undergoes Startling Transformation

SAVAGE SPIDER-MAN Officially Announced From Marvel Comics As Peter Parker Undergoes Startling Transformation

Marvel Comics has announced Savage Spider-Man, a new series that will portray Peter Parker in a totally different light. Find more details on that, and check out some cover art for the comic, right here!
UNWELCOME Trailer Finds ANT-MAN 2's Hannah John-Kamen Fighting Off Goblins In The Irish Countryside

UNWELCOME Trailer Finds ANT-MAN 2's Hannah John-Kamen Fighting Off Goblins In The Irish Countryside

Warner Bros. Ireland has released the first trailer for Unwelcome, a new horror flick from Grabbers director Jon Wright which stars Ant-Man and The Wasp baddie Hannah John-Kamen. Check it out...
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Gabriel Luna Reveals Scrapped Plans For Hulu Series That Included Huge Crossover

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Gabriel Luna Reveals Scrapped Plans For Hulu Series That Included Huge Crossover

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alum Gabriel Luna has shared new details on the Ghost Rider series that was heading to Hulu from Marvel Television, including plans for the villain and an eventual crossover...
SPIDER-MAN 2: 5 More Villains We Need To See In The Game Along With Venom And Kraven The Hunter

SPIDER-MAN 2: 5 More Villains We Need To See In The Game Along With Venom And Kraven The Hunter

The trailer for Spider-Man 2 confirmed Peter Parker and Miles Morales will square off with Venom and Kraven the Hunter, but there are a few more bad guys we'd like to see enter this video game franchise.