As we reported back in October, James Gunn was not only aboard Warner Bros.’ The Suicide Squad to write, but he was also in talks to direct. The only new news today regarding the DC sequel is that the studio dated the title for an Aug. 6, 2021 release. Disney let Gunn go over the summer for his controversial Tweets (which upset the alt-right media) that predated his $1.6 billion global grossing work on Marvel’s The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Disney’s loss is Warner Bros.’ great gain. Charles Roven and Peter Safran are producing. Word is that the pic is a reboot with new actors and characters. The 2016 DC title grossed over $746M-plus WW and follows a ragtag group of baddies –Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc– who are forced to work for the government in exchange for better prison sentences.
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