Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

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Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

Gunn was dropped from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 due to tweets in which the director made jokes about rape and paedophilia. The former Marvel director was sacked by Disney off of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after old tweets from Gunn that were offensive in nature surfaced this past summer. In a weird way, he's kind of the ideal choice for this project assuming that Warner Bros. doesn't take it away and try to recut it based on positive reaction to a trailer (which is what happened with the first Suicide Squad). He would reportedly write and possible direct a new film in that series.

With Disney refusing to relent and rehire James Gunn for the now on-hold Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3, it seems their "rivals" at Warner Bros (at least in terms of the Marvel/DC divide) have stolen a march and could profit ingeniously from the situation.

Director James Gunn is reported to be in talks with DC to write and direct the next Suicide Squad film. The Guardians of the Galaxy cast came to Gunn's support, but apparently to no avail. The film was written and directed by David Ayer in a story of imprisoned supervillains executing black ops missions to save the world in exchange for reduced sentences. Gunn's Suicide Squad could conceivably differ from Ayer's in terms of story alone, thereby employing numerous first film's same cast members and characters. As Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige once said, "Certainly the success of Guardians just boosted our confidence to continue to go in new, fun, weird directions ... to continue to expand and do really unique and really different tonal things". The publication writes that the directing gig could be decided once his script is complete.

DC's next Suicide Squad film does not yet have a release date.

A rep for the studio said Tuesday that Gunn has not been signed to direct the movie. Gunn could potentially use his proven talents in this very specific genre to creatively level up the franchise for D.C. and Warner Bros.

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