A few months ago, Over 200,000 people signed a petition for Disney to re-hire "Guardians of the Galaxy" writer-director James Gunn. However, this petition didn't change Disney's decision, it was quite clear he was toast.
I predicted that DC would take advantage of this opportunity to pounce and try to sign Gunn to their now newly redesigned DCEU. But it's still shocking to hear today's news that Gunn will not only be writing "Suicide Squad 2" for DC and Warner Bros but is set to direct the sequel as well.
A report courtesy of THR is saying that Gunn will indeed be heading from Marvel to DC:
"Gunn, who was fired from the third installment in his Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, has come on board to write, with an eye to direct, Suicide Squad sequel, the DC-based project at Warner Bros."
"Gunn has closed a deal to pen the script. At this stage, there is no director deal but talks could proceed depending on the outcome."
"Gunn was fired from his Marvel franchise after old tweets from 2008 and 2009 where he made insensitive and controversial jokes about topics like rape and pedophillia were resurfaced by conservative website The Daily Caller."
"Suicide Squad" had so much potential but turned out to be a very bad movie. With Gunn now at the forefront of the sequel, anticipation levels have just skyrocketed.
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