News has hit the grape vine via Hollywood Reporter, claiming that Mel Gibson is in early talks to possibly be the director for the forthcoming sequel to Suicide Squad.
Mel Gibson apparently is open to directing Suicide Squad 2 and is familiarising himself with the material. WB however is keeping their options open too, looking at other directors, including Life‘s Daniel Espinosa.
Personal thoughts now.
Suicide Squad, like everything in Snyder-verse has been received as a triumph and a flop and everything in-between. So it seems the current looking to Mel Gibson to direct may be a way to change the trajectory of the DCEU a bit and combat the devisiness set up by a Man Of Steel. In the end the train has already left the station. And with Batman damn near calling it quits as director and possibly after JL, it just gets worse for the DCEU. Mel Gibson is a particularly great actor and director, but we’re not sure even if he can save the DC films being so far gone.
This guy however will be rootin’ for him.