DC’s ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Might Get Mel Gibson to Direct
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Hacksaw Ridge helmer Mel Gibson is in talks to enter the DC Films Universe for Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad sequel. Variety reports that the studio is still eyeing other filmmakers including Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies).
Gibson had a terrible relationship with Warner Bros. when he was dropped from 2011’s The Hangover: Part II and that makes him a really bizarre choice. If Gibson does in fact come aboard to direct the superhero sequel, this will mark a major turnaround for the actor-director, whose career took a well-earned hit after his infamous anti-Semitic rant. His critically-acclaimed biopic Hacksaw Ridge was nominated for six Oscars, and Mel has also recently locked down roles in Daddy’s Home 2 and Dragged Across Concrete.
I have faith Warner can improve their DC universe as well as they have done an excellent job with their Lego and Harry Potter cinematic universes. As an expert on abusive relationships, Gibson should be able to nail the Joker/Harley dynamic.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 15, 2017
Warner Bros. had no comment on the news and things can always go haywire at any stage of film production. We’ll keep you updated with the latest info as this story develops.