By Creative Media Times
After months of search and numerous names thrown around to helm the film, from veteran director Mel Gibson to The Shallows’ Jaume Collet-Serra, Warner Bros and DC finally found their director for Suicide Squad 2.
According to a new report from Deadline, “Warner Bros and DC have chosen Gavin O’Connor” to direct the sequel which will bring back original band of supper-villain cast members Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto among others.
Gavin O’Connor seem like a natural selection for Warner Bros. He recently worked with studio for the Ben Affleck-starrer “The Accountant”, a crime thriller which verges into superhero territory that the star and director are also reportedly re-teaming in a sequel for.
A couple of months ago at San Diego Comic-Con, the film was officially titled Suicide Squad 2, signifying that the studio want to strike the iron while it’s hot after the original grossed a massive $745 million worldwide despite lackluster reviews. That film was written and directed by David Ayer, who is now moving on to Gotham City Sirens, a spin-off of Suicide Squad with Margot Robbie reprising her popular Harley Quinn role.
A release date for “Suicide Squad 2” is yet to be announced, though WB earmarked early April and mid-June of 2019 with untitled DC films, so it possible the Squad sequel will take one of those spots.