Gavin O’Connor to Write and Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2’ for Warner Bros.

The Comic Book Sequel

The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor has been tapped to write and helm Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros., taking over for David Ayer.

O’Connor will write a new draft with his scripting partner Anthony Tambakis, and if Warners is pleased, he’ll likely go on to direct the sequel to the hit that is expected to bring back Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto, though the plot remains a mystery.

The studio has flirted with a handful of directors including Mel Gibson and Jaume Collet-Serra, who became unavailable when he agreed to direct Jungle Cruise for Disney. As for O’Connor, he’s also set to direct a sequel to The Accountant.

There’s no release date yet for the comic book sequel, but if this shoots next fall (due to its stars’ busy schedules) we expect it to be ready for a 2019/2020 release date. [Variety]