James Gunn Goes to DC to Helm Next SUICIDE SQUAD Movie

This one is gonna sting really bad for Disney and Marvel Studios as The Hollywood Reporter says the former GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY franchise helmer will move from Marvel to DC to have a go at the SUICIDE SQUAD franchise.

THR writes:

"Gunn, who was fired from directing the third installment in his Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, has come on board to write Warner Bros. and DC's Suicide Squad sequel, with an eye to direct.

"Gunn has closed a deal to pen the script but, at this stage, there is no director deal but talks could proceed depending on the outcome of the scripting process.

"Studio sources say... Gunn is not developing a 'sequel' but a brand new take on the DC property, which features DC villains Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc, who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter sentences."

Damn. Wow.