Mel Gibson One Director Being Considered for Suicide Squad 2

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Variety reported yesterday that Mel Gibson is one of a handful of directors being considered to direct the sequel to last year’s Suicide Squad. On the heels of Hacksaw Ridge, Gibson is apparently marketable again. Though Suicide Squad was not a hit with critics (and not so much with audiences, really), it did make a fair amount of money, especially internationally ($745 million, according to Box Office Mojo). Though most of the talk is speculation, it would be interesting to see what Gibson would do with a comic book franchise movie. In the report, Variety also said that the other directors under consideration were Ruben Fleischer (30 Minutes or Less), Daniel Espinosa (Child 44), and Jonathan Levine (50/50), though Warner Bros. had no comment.

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Co-editor and writer for Rogue Auteurs. Contributor to Taste of Cinema. I teach English and Film Literature in high school. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and a Bachelor's in Humanities with an emphasis in Film. I adore movies and have since I fell in love with The Sting.

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