Mel Gibson Confirms He's Considering SUICIDE SQUAD 2; Two Other Directors Are in the Running
Yesterday it was reported that Warner Bros. is looking at Braveheart director Mel Gibson as a potential director for Suicide Squad 2. I'd be totally interested in seeing what Gibson would do with the sequel if he decides he wants to direct it.
Shortly after the news broke, Gibson confirmed that he was in early talks with the studio. During a Q&A session at a screening of his Oscar-nominated film Hacksaw Ridge at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Gibson was asked if it was getting close to a deal and the filmmaker replied:
"It’s kind of a first date."
So he's definitely considering it! I will say this, if Gibson has another personal project that he'd like to do I'd rather him do that than Suicide Squad. I'd rather see him make the Viking movie he was working on years ago than make a Suicide Squad sequel. But, if he ends up taking the gig, I'll be excited to see what he does with it.
Gibson isn't the only director that WB is looking at, though. We already know that Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is in the running, but according to Variety, we can add Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) to the list. Both of these directors have their strengths and would probably do a fine job with a Suicide Squad sequel, but Gibson is definitely the best filmmaker of the bunch.
Are there any other directors you'd like to see take on Suicide Squad 2?