Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

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Despite the controversy, Warner Bros and DC Films confirm they've snatched up Gunn. and he'll now be tasked with improving the studios" much-maligned "Suicide' franchise. According to a brand-new report from the folks over at Deadline, Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer-director James Gunn is set to write and possibly direct Suicide Squad 2.

TheWrap dropped the bombshell on Tuesday, adding that Gunn will have a "completely new take on the property". Bautista, who plays Drax, said he would ask Disney to release him from his "Guardians 3" contract if they didn't at least use James Gunn's script. Suicide Squad was a huge hit for DC and established Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, who will appear in Birds of Prey as a main character.

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If you've been keeping up to date with this story, we are sure you're aware that James Gunn was sacked as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3. But it also looked like O'Connor was moving on to reteam with Ben Affleck on the sports drama The Has-Been. The film has always been in development with Warrior director Gavin O'Connor previously set to write and direct Suicide Squad 2 with Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith returning.

And Suicide Squad, unlike Guardians, was considered a total critical disappointment.

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The director was sacked from the Disney franchise of films after tweets from years ago saw revealed jokes in poor taste, concerning rape and pedophilia - since then, Gunn has apologised and said he had grown as a person in the years since the jokes. Nothing but originality from this guy.

Gunn's Guardians films were well-reviewed, but that didn't save his job when the old tweets, which were sent between 2008 and 2012, were made public.

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