James Gunn could have been fired from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, however DC Comics will welcome him with open arms.
Warner Bros. on Tuesday confirmed that Gunn will write the script to the studio’s subsequent installment of Suicide Squad, the DC supervillain team-up franchise. In July, Disney fired Gunn after jokes involving rape and pedophilia he wrote years earlier on Twitter resurfaced.
The inventive pressure between the 2 massively widespread Guardians movies, Gunn’s firing prompted its personal backlash. The solid issued an announcement of help for his or her writer-director, imploring Disney to reinstate him.
However as a substitute, Gunn will take over Suicide Squad, the franchise led by Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. The primary movie, written and directed by David Ayer, earned $747 million in 2016 however drew withering evaluations. Gunn is predicted to take a completely new method, and doubtlessly direct the brand new Suicide Squad installment.
Gunn’s tweets, largely from 2009-2012, obtained renewed consideration after Gunn’s criticism of President Donald Trump prompted far-right propagandists Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec to comb by means of Gunn’s social media historical past. Gunn apologized.
“My phrases of practically a decade in the past have been, on the time, completely failed and unlucky efforts to be provocative,” mentioned Gunn. “I’ve regretted them for a few years since — not simply because they have been silly, under no circumstances humorous, wildly insensitive, and definitely not provocative like I had hoped, but additionally as a result of they don’t replicate the particular person I’m at the moment or have been for a while.”
The Suicide Squad gig is the primary Gunn has taken since departing Guardians, for which he had been anticipated to make a 3rd movie.
There are additionally rumours that he may be directing the flick; Warner Bros had director Gavin O’Connor hooked up to that movie however he’s now engaged in directing Ben Affleck within the Brad Ingelsby-scripted drama Torrance. The studio has been in talks with Gunn to step in and develop this movie and the deal was made after he was settled out of Guardians of the Galaxy three by Disney.