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Warner Bros. and DC have finally found a director for Suicide Squad 2! According to Variety, Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant) will helm the project, which will see Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and more stars return. The article also states that Warner Bros. wants the project to begin production by the end of 2017.

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O’Connor’s hiring puts an end to the massive search for a new director, a search which looked at a lot of high-profile names such as Mel Gibson and Jaume Collet-Serra. David Ayer, who wrote and directed the first film, decided to move away from the franchise and focus on another DCEU movie, Gotham City Sirens.

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This is a massive job for O’Connor, the first Suicide Squad movie grossed $745 million worldwide, although it was poorly received by critics. The franchise centres around a group of imprisoned supervillains, who complete missions for the government in exchange for a reduced sentence.

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