Earlier this year, it was revealed that Warner Bros. was looking to snag Mel Gibson as director of their Suicide Squad sequel. However, it doesn't sound like this is the case anymore.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jaume Collet-Serra has now emerged as the frontrunner to helm the highly anticipated sequel, which will continue the adventures of the ragtag team of supervillains as they attempt to shave time off their prison sentences by performing dangerous missions for the United States government.
The studio is eyeing a mid-2018 start to the film.
David Ayer directed the initial Suicide Squad movie. While it faced some hurdles, the flick went on to gross a very impressive $745-Million, and even won an Oscar earlier this year. Ayer will now move on to Gotham City Sirens, a film that will feature the return of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and focus on some of the top female villains within the DC Universe.
According to the trade, Gibson was forced to move on after the Suicide Squad sequel experienced script delays. Sources say the studio recently received a new treatment written by Zak Penn and that a new script will now be written.
Previously, Jaume Collet-Serra directed the excellent shark thriller The Shallows.
What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?
Source: THR Heat Vision
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