Mel Gibson might direct Suicide Squad sequel
Actor-filmmaker Mel Gibson (above) is among filmmakers such as Jonathan Levine and Ruben Fleischer, who are being considered for Suicide Squad 2. The producer Warner Bros is courting Gibson, but no official offer has been made, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sources say that Gibson, 61, is familiarising himself with the material. But the studio has not taken a call yet and is also looking at other filmmakers, such as Daniel Espinosa. David Ayer, who wrote and helmed the first film, which featured star cast—Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto.
The movie faced some initial hurdles during production and was met with somewhat polarized response, but grossed USD 745 million `499 crores worldwide. Suicide Squad revolved around villains such as Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc, who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter sentences. PTI