“Suicide Squad 2” Finally Have A Director

By Creative Media Times

Warner Bros. Pictures

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.