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Mel Gibson Confirms Suicide Squad 2 Talks

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Mel Gibson has confirmed reports that he’s in talks with Warner Bros. to direct the sequel to “Suicide Squad,” although he made clear those conversations are in the early stages.

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Following a screening Wednesday night of his Oscar-nominated war drama “Hacksaw Ridge,” Gibson was asked by the moderator of a Q&A, “So is this getting close to a deal or is it a first date?” The filmmaker replied, “It’s kind of a first date.”

Variety reporter Justin Kroll also offered updates of his own on Twitter, noting that, “if Mel want it, it’s his,” referring of course to the director’s job. “While some might say he said he would never do a comic book movie, heard he is more intrigued by this cast then material,” Kroll continued. “That said still ways away from decision on this, stay tuned.”

So while Gibson appears to be the frontrunner for “Suicide Squad 2,” the conversation is still in its early days. Other directors, including Jonathan Levine (“50/50,” “Warm Bodies”), Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland,” “Gangster Squad”) and Daniel Espinosa (“Easy Money,” “Safe House”) are also said to be under consideration.

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Written and directed by David Ayer, who’s set to helm the spinoff “Gotham City Sirens,” “Suicide Squad” stars Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo and Adam Beach as Slipknot.

The “Suicide Squad” sequel does not yet have a release date.

(via Batman-News)

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