Gavin O’Connor To Direct Suicide Squad 2

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For months now, Warner Bros. has been on the hunt for someone to get behind the camera on Suicide Squad 2, and while they came close with filmmakers like Mel Gibson and Jaume Collet-Serra, it seems like they’ve finally found their man. Deadline is reporting that Gavin O’Connor, who recently did The Accountant for WB, will helm the sequel, which is said to reunite Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith.

From what we understand, the project is a “top priority” for Warner Bros. (not surprising, given how well the first film did in terms of box office receipts) and it could enter production as early as next year. No word yet on which other cast members might be returning (although, we wouldn’t count on seeing Cara Delevingne back as Enchantress), but with a director now pinned down, expect to hear more on that soon.

Story-wise, Suicide Squad 2 has been playing its cards close to the vest. The original movie launched in close proximity to Batman V Superman, and even featured a brief cameo from the Caped Crusader himself. But now that Task Force X have cemented their place in the ever-evolving DC Extended Universe, we’re more inclined to believe that Warner Bros. will allow their sequel to stand on its own two feet, albeit with some subtle references here and there.

Suicide Squad 2 is expected to go before the cameras at some point in 2018, which would place the anti-hero flick on course for a theatrical release in 2019. Assuming that is indeed the case, it’ll join Wonder Woman 2 and, presumably, David Sandberg’s Shazam movie, which has now begun casting the net in search of someone to play the titular hero.

Tell us, are you happy to see Gavin O’Connor climbing on board here, or did you want someone else to direct the film? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Deadline

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