Today, in yet even more DC Films news it was announced by Variety that Warrior director Gavin O’Connor will helm the upcoming Suicide Squad 2. O’Connor has connections to Batman himself Ben Affleck with last years The Accountant. This pick comes off a massive search for a director after the original director and writer David Ayer left the project to work on Gotham City Sirens (which has since been put on the back burner). Other directors in the mix was Mel Gibson earlier this year and Jaume Collet-Serra who decided to director Disney’s Jungle Cruise. At one point Guy Richie wanted to throw his name in the ring but admits he is to busy with other projects.
Lastly, don’t expect Suicide Squad 2 to go into production until late 2018 with both stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie currently attached to other projects as well. But expect Jared Leto’s Joker to once again make an appearance in the sequel.
Suicide Squad 2 has no set release date