Mel Gibson Being Considered to Direct SUICIDE SQUAD 2 is Weird Since He Said BATMAN V. SUPERMAN Was Shit

So yeah... the weirdest thing about this whole Warner Bros. being in early talks with Mel Gibson to possibly direct SUICIDE SQUAD 2 news is that Gibson was not a fan of BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE.

Here's his full conversation Gibson had with Deadline from just a few months ago, in November 2016:

DEADLINE: What do you think when you read about all of these big summer movies that cost $200 million and up? Do they have to be that expensive?
GIBSON: I don’t believe so. I look at them and scratch my head. I’m really baffled by it. I think there’s a lot of waste, but maybe if I did one of those things with the green screens I’d find out different. I don’t know. Maybe they do cost that much. I don’t know. It seems to me that you could do it for less.
DEADLINE: If you hit, the rewards can be enormous, but you’ve got to make a lot of money to just break even.
GIBSON: That’s the game, isn’t it?
DEADLINE: Is it a good game though?
GIBSON: Wow, I mean if you’re spending outrageous amounts of money, $180 million or more, I don’t know how you make it back after the tax man gets you, and after you give half to the exhibitors. What did they spend on Batman V Superman that they’re admitting to?
DEADLINE: I want to say $250 million. Then you’ve got marketing.
GIBSON: And it’s a piece of shit.
DEADLINE: Well it was self-serious and it wasn’t fun at all.
GIBSON: 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. So I don’t know. Spandex must cost a lot.

So Gibson said BATMAN V. SUPERMAN was shit and now Warner Bros. wants him to direct a big budget superhero sequel? Let's just all agree that he is a very talented director, but the studio's interest in him helming SUICIDE SQUAD 2 is really weird, too.

Sure, people can change their minds over time and he may have really liked SUICIDE SQUAD more than BvS — and we have to give Gibson the benefit here since we don't have a quote from him about it — but that doesn't make any of this less weird since he was talking smack at a Warner Bros. superhero movie.

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