Today it was reported that James Gunn, former director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films for Marvel Studios, is in talks and possibly set to write and direct the follow-up to 2016’s Suicide Squad.
It is yet unknown what direction Gunn will take the sequel, but the report states he will take the film in a new approach. Given the Guardians of the MCU branched out of an already existing organization(the Ravagers), there exists the possibility the Squad will be rechristened the Secret Six, which would be in line with comics canon in that Harley Quinn and Deadshot were members of both organizations, as well as Amanda Waller.
Dave Bautista has indicated his desire to join the sequel, saying “Where do I sign up?” in a tweet.
We will keep you updated on further developments regarding the sequel as information becomes available.