Deadline just reported that Mel Gibson has joined the cast of Daddy’s Home 2 and also revealed that the director of films such as Hacksaw Ridge and Apocalypto is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct the Suicide Squad sequel.
The Hollywood Reporter also claims that sources told them Gibson is in talks with the studio and is “familiarizing himself with the material” but Warner Bros. is still courting other directors, with Daniel Espinosa among them.
The reports both make it clear that discussions are in the earliest stages but it would be an extremely exciting choice for the Suicide Squad sequel. Gibson has more than proved that he is a great director, although it would be strange to see him choose a superhero movie. Last year he slammed Batman v Superman calling it “a piece of shit,” in an interview with Deadline.
If you’re wondering why David Ayer isn’t returning to direct the sequel, he will be moving on to another DC Comics movie and bringing the Gotham City Sirens into the DC Extended Universe.
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