James Gunn in Talks to Write and Possibly Direct Suicide Squad 2

Natalie Zamora
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​In July, the Marvel Cinematic Universe faced a huge problem when Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was ​fired after offensive tweets from nearly a decade ago resurfaced. Now, though a third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy series is still set to move forward without Gunn, it seems that DC is ready to snatch him up.

According to ​The Wrap, Gunn is in talks to write Suicide Squad 2, the sequel to David Ayer's divisive villain film, which centered around Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Jared Leto's Joker. The site also reports the Marvel alum is being eyed to direct the movie as well.

Although Suicide Squad was not met with critical acclaim, Gunn could surely be the person to save the series. Unfortunately, Ayer's writing and directing just didn't hold up, with the characters being more goofy than scary and the plot a bit jumbled.

Very few details are known about a time frame for production on the sequel, but Margot Robbie's ​Birds of Prey film, which is due out in February 2020, will hopefully set it up.