A comeback is imminent for James Gunn after his high-profile firing from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It has been announced that Gunn is just about set to the sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad and may possibly direct the film for Warner Bros. and DC. Gunn’s prolific firing from Marvel came from some old Tweets that really showed a poor judgment in taste. However, Gunn has had the full support of both his fans and the people he worked with in the past few years, with “Drax the Destroyer” himself, Dave Bautista being the most vocal.
Gunn has had a good relationship with Warner Bros., having written their hit live-action adaptation of Scooby Doo and its first sequel before the franchise went straight to DVD. So for Gunn to make his return to Warner with the DC banner, knowing Gunn’s style of writing brings some great comic wit, it could make Suicide Squad 2 a step above the 2016 film, which was given mixed reviews.
If Gunn does direct, he will take over from both the original film’s director, David Ayer, and Gavin O’Connor, who was set to write and direct the sequel, but left due to creative differences, when it was revealed the upcoming Birds of Prey film had a similar plot to what he had envisioned for the sequel.
It is unclear when Suicide Squad 2 will begin production, but either way it’s a welcome back for James Gunn.