Thought the first Suicide Squad was bonkers? Think again….
The forthcoming sequel to the DC Comics movie could be even crazier than the original, after it was reported that Mel Gibson is in talks to direct.
Gibson has made a Hollywood comeback of sorts thanks to the success of Hacksaw Ridge this year, but he remains a controversial figure in the industry.
Gibson was arrested for drunk driving and making anti-Semitic comments in 2006, and was seemingly blacklisted by the industry for 10 years.
As The Hollywood Reporter revealed though, Warner Bros. bosses have made the unexpected move of approaching Gibson, and he’s currently mulling over the offer to direct the film.
What makes it even more unlikely is the fact that Gibson previously trashed Warner Bros. flop Batman Vs Superman, calling it a “piece of shit” in an interview with Deadline.
“I’m not interested in the stuff. Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex,” he said at the time.
Will Gibson eat his words and take charge of the upcoming movie? We’ll have to wait and see…
Despite being savaged by critics and fans alike last year, Suicide Squad made a huge $745m at the box office off the back of a $175m budget, and a sequel was ordered soon after. Watch the trailer below: