James Gunn will write the script for Suicide Squad 2

James GunnWarner Bros. has confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn will write the screenplay for the studio’s next installment in the Suicide Squad film franchise, according to Gamespot.

The announcement comes just one day after rumors began to swirl that Gunn, who was dumped by Marvel Studios earlier this year, would write and possibly even direct the upcoming supervillain team-up sequel. While there’s no word yet on whether he’ll be in the director’s chair as well, we now know for sure that Gunn has been signed on to pen the script.

The creative mind behind both Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, was fired as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a series of tweets emerged from Gunn referencing rape and other controversial subjects. He has since apologized for the insensitive tweets, which were dated between 2008 and 2012.

“My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative,” Gunn said. “I have regretted them for many years since – not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because the don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time.”

At the time of the firing, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn released a statement that said, “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.”

After he was fired, Guardians fans expressed their outrage, and members of the cast signed a public letter declaring their support for the director. The third installment in the Guardians franchise, which was reportedly scheduled to begin production in early 2019, has since been halted indefinitely.

Guardians actor Dave Bautista took to Twitter on Tuesday to voice his support for his former director’s involvement in the Suicide Squad film, and even expressed interest in following the director to the DC Universe.

There is currently no release date yet for Suicide Squad 2, which has reportedly been delayed to make room for another Harley Quinn team movie, Birds of Prey, set to begin shooting in 2018 with Margot Robbie reprising her role as Quinn. ~Caitlyn Clancey

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  1. Gina • October 11, 2018 @ 11:46 AM

    This is wonderful news. I thought his firing for things he said 10 years ago was totally unjustified. Everyone does or says something that they regret and he had previously apologized for it. This should be a really good movie now & I’ll see it for sure:)

  2. Dave • October 11, 2018 @ 12:37 PM

    Let’s have the FBI look into the allegations against James Gunn. Just like with the Kavanaugh investigation, I am sure he will be completely exonerated.
    The firing of James Gunn by Disney is a complete miscarriage of justice, and shows how good intentions taken to the extreme can result in utter ridiculousness.
    On the bright side, perhaps Mr Gunn can have a positive impact on the DC Universe after he so richly added to the Marvel one.

  3. CDubya • October 11, 2018 @ 3:32 PM

    I guess James Gunn is completely in line with the core values of WB and DC lol. Really this should be a win for WB/DC, cause all the movies have been sucking. This should breathe new life into them!

  4. Veronica • October 11, 2018 @ 11:31 PM

    Disney should rethink firing him. The next Guardians won’t be half as good without Gunn. And I agree that something someone said 10 years ago shouldn’t be held against them today. Also what they did when they were 17, to bring it up now, is just stupid. We all did dumb things when we were in our teens, even insensitive things or unlawful things that we regret. To have someone embarrass you with it decades later is ridiculous.

  5. Suzanne M Naulls • October 12, 2018 @ 12:43 PM

    I can’t believe people are condoning a pedophile.
    Mindless sheep following the Stars

  6. Joe • October 13, 2018 @ 8:17 PM

    Pedowood- of course he has a job again-
    Hope they all see justice one day –
    Hang em high

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