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Mel Gibson meets with Warner Bros. about potential DC collaboration

Stacy Diaz | 17 February, 2017, 01:35

David Ayer, who directed the first "Suicide Squad" movie, is busy directing its spin-off "Gotham City Sirens", featuring a host of DC baddies, including Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie in the original.

What do you think of Mel Gibson becoming the director of the Suicide Squad sequel? Rumor is, the producers top choice is Mel Gibson. While no official offer or commitment has been made, The Hollywood Reporter's sources claim that Gibson is now familiarising himself with the material while Warner Bros. are reportedly lining up alternatives in the (likely) event that Gibson passes.

The film starring Andrew Garfield as real-life pacifist combat medic Desmond Doss has scored six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Gibson as well as Best Actor for Garfield.

Mel Gibson is in early talks to direct Suicide Squad 2, The Hollywood Reporter claimed yesterday.

Gibson, who has recently garnered critical acclaim, strong box office returns, and awards recognition with Hacksaw Ridge, has been critical of DC movies in the past. Back in November, Gibson was discussing film budgets in an interview with Deadline when he was asked his opinion on the $200-million-plus budgets of modern superhero movies. Gibson's career resurrection comes several years after the actor was in very hot water following a drunk driving arrest where he used anti-Semitic language, which cost him many studio jobs over the next few years. "Real superheroes don't wear colorful spandex". And there's always a chance that this is Warner Bros.'s equivalent of the emperor's summoning a once-dismissive Mitt Romney to Trump Tower.

Suicide Squad was panned by many critics as hateful, misogynistic, and all too willing to enable the worst behavior of an Oscar winning co-star. With any number of offers coming in, there are any number of possibilities for the director when it comes to what movie he may want to work on next.