Mel Gibson Confirms He’s in Talks for Suicide Squad Sequel

Yesterday news broke that Warner Bros. was looking at Award winning director Mel Gibson to take the helm of their Suicide Squad sequel and that has now been confirmed by Gibson himself.

Mel Gibson

Gibson will be taking the helm of Warner Bros. upcoming Suicide Squad sequel, taking over from the original director David Ayer, who has now shifted his focus to the Margot Robbie led Gotham City Sirens. Gibson has previously expressed his feelings towards comic book movies, which were far from favourable, so it is really quite surprising to hear his name was at the top of the list. So why the change of heart?

Hacksaw Ridge

Gibson confirmed talks last night during an appearance at a screening of his most recent directorial venture, Hacksaw Ridge, which is currently up for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Gibson was asked during the Q&A session

“So is this getting close to a deal or is it the first date? Gibson replied, “It’s kind of a first date”.

Justin Kroll of Variety was able to obtain further breadcrumbs in regards to Gibson’s sudden change of interest in the project. We now know it has more to do with the film’s cast than it does with the movie itself, and the opportunity to finally work with Will Smith, likely to the motivation behind the change of heart. Kroll also said it could be quite possible be a while before we hear any updates, but it does affirm that Gibson wants the job.

Other directors in Warner Bros. sights for the sequel are Jonathan Levine (The Night Before), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and Daniel Espinosa (Life).

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