James Gunn has new superhero property in the works.
Gunn was fired from Disney after some controversial jokes on Twitter resurfaced. Now DC is ready to have Gunn take over for writing and directing duties for Suicide Squad 2.
A Warner Bros. rep said Tuesday that Gunn has not been signed to direct the movie yet. The first Suicide Squad starred Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne.
Despite downbeat reviews, the movie earned nearly $750 million worldwide on a $175 million budget.
Marvel is still reported to use Gunn’s script for the third installment of Guardians of The Galaxy. Star Dave Bautista has been more vocal going so far as to say he would not return and Disney could recast his character.
“Where I’m at right now is that if [Marvel] don’t use that script, then I’m going to ask them to release me from my contract, cut me out or recast me,” said Bautista. “I’d be doing James a disservice if I didn’t.”