On Tuesday, Warner Bros. confirmed that director James Gunn has signed up to write the script for the studio’s Suicide Squad sequel, the DC team-up of super villains who end up saving the world with their evil tactics.
Prior to his recent hire, the Guardians of the Galaxy director was fired by Disney for making jokes involving rape and pedophilia, in July.
Although the production house has always been firm with its decision, the cast of the popular Guardians film issued a statement of support for James Gunn, requesting Disney to re-hire him. It seems like Gunn’s firing has promoted its own backlash for Disney as the third installment of the Guardians is said to be up against the hugely popular Suicide Squad.
Hollywood actor Chris Pratt expressed earlier that he has been struggling ever since James Gunn was fired rfrom ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise.
Pratt also stringed a series of press interviews at San Diego Comic-Con last month, as he was has shared that he did not involve himself in the press interviews which took place at San Diego Comic-Con last month. As he was too shell-shocked by the firing of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.
Regardless, Gunn is ready to take over Suicide Squad. The film is lead by Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto, along with other amazing cast.
The first film was written and directed by David Ayer, and earned approximately $747 million in 2016. However, the film itself drew dry reviews, and many fans weren’t excited after seeing it. Gunn is expected to take an entirely new approach with the film.
“My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time,” Gunn said.
The Suicide Squad will be the first film that Gunn has taken over since departing from the Guardians, for which he was expected to make a third film.
Gunn gives Warner Bros. and DC Comics one of the most approved voices that authenticates with the comic books. He has done a terrific job at a time when Warner Bros. is considering to remake much of its superhero operations.
Gunn’s witty, irreverent sense of humor is sure to shine in the upcoming sequel. He had previously turned Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy from little-known minor story into one of Disney’s most acclaimed and bankable franchises. The first Guardians grossed around $773 million and the sequel grossed $863 million.
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