One of DC’s upcoming movies, Suicide Squad 2, is eyeing Oscar Winner Mel Gibson to direct.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Mel Gibson is in early talks with Warner Bros. to direct Suicide Squad 2 and he is “familiarizing himself with the material.” Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Life) is also being eyed. Variety reports that Warner Bros. is considering Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, The Night Before) and Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad, Zombieland) as well.
Mel Gibson has also confirmed these reports at a Q and A at a Hacksaw Ridge screening. When asked “So is this getting close to a deal or is it a first date?” Gibson responded “It’s kind of a first date.”
The first Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer was a disappointment for me. It felt like a compilation of music videos with the same actors. Mel Gibson directing is good, but I’d rather him stay with his current thing. He’s done ideas that he’s wanted to do like Braveheart and Hacksaw Ridge up to this point and I’d like to see him stick with those instead of wasting him on Suicide Squad.
Don’t get me wrong, he is a great director. Braveheart is one of my favorite movies of all time and Hacksaw Ridge was my 3rd favorite movie of last year. I think he’d make a great director for Suicide Squad 2. There’s just a part of me that wants him to do his own thing, and not try and with with comic book films.
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