Why James Gunn Is Writing And Directing The Suicide Squad 2

Posted: Oct 10 2018, 12:00pm CDT | by , in Trends


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Why James Gunn is Writing and Directing the Suicide Squad 2
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  • James Gunn to Helm the Suicide Squad 2 Writing and Possibly Directing the Project

James Gunn has been signed on to write the script for the Suicide Squad sequel and he may even be directing it

One studio’s loss is another studio’s gain. Especially when the catch is someone as talented as James Gunn. If you all remember, Gunn was fired for some comments that he made on his Twitter feed about a decade ago. The content of his comments included some very sensitive issues including pedophilia and rape.

He apologized for his comments and made an official statement, “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 as I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time. Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.”

Once he had apologized, a petition generated led by the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista. However, Disney chairman Alan Horn fired the writer/director of one of Marvel’s hottest franchise to safeguard the pristine Disney image. He also confirmed that the director would not be re-hired to the project.

So it looked like James was free with a very impressive CV and luckily, there was another comic book media company looking for a brilliant writer and hopefully director.

DCEU has made the move and hired James to write the script for the sequel of Suicide Squad. The director of the original Suicide Squad, David Ayer has supported the decision. “I think it’s an incredibly brave and smart move by the studio. James is the right man for the job!” he said in a statement.

Dave Bautista is also eager to work with James Gunn as he asked James where he could sign up to work with him again. James Gunn is the perfect match to helm the Suicide Squad 2 project.

There are also reports that he might also be signed on to direct the project. We had been hoping that someone might bring some colorful yet dark humor to the DCEU and comprehensive storyline as well, which is a combination that James Gunn can bring.

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