One of the stars of Guardians Of The Galaxy has offered to follow James Gunn over to Suicide Squad 2
Fans are already discussing which character they could play in the sequel.
It was reported on Tuesday that James Gunn - the former writer and director of the Guardians Of The Galaxy series for Marvel - had been hired by Warner Brothers to write and potentially direct the upcoming sequel to Suicide Squad for the DC universe.
While the first movie was a bit of a critical dud (28% on Rotten Tomatoes), it did go on to make just shy of $750 million on a $175 million budget, and it actually won an Oscar for Best Make-Up.
That movie's writer and director David Ayer had originally been lined up to also take on the sequel, but he dropped out around the same time his Netflix movie Bright was bashed with the critical bat.
The directing gig then passed on to Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant, Warrior), but according to IMDb, he has no less than SIX projects that he is currently signed on to direct, and with Gunn coming on board as writer, it would make sense for him to take on directing duties, too.
While there is nothing set in stone about which actors will be returning for the sequel - we imagine WB will do everything they can to get the first movie's highlights Margot Robbie and Will Smith back - there has already been one actor volunteering to take part, and he happens to be a part of the Guardians family...
Where do I sign up! James Gunn Boards ‘Suicide Squad 2’ To Write And Possibly Direct – Deadline https://t.co/OwdDbAm1Ks
— The Artist Formerly Known as Super Duper Dave (@DaveBautista) October 9, 2018
Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the GOTG movies, has been incredibly vocal in his support of Gunn following his firing, and has previously stated that he isn't even sure that Drax will make it out of the currently-untitled Avengers 4 movie following everything that has happened regarding Guardians 3:
"Guardians 3 is really up in the air and I don't know what they're going to do with it. It's on permanent hold for now, and that may make a difference in what they do with our characters in Avengers 4. To be honest with you, right now I really don't know.
"But I know I'm in Avengers 4. I've shot most of it already. I do have two days of reshoots. But other than that, I have some really great scenes that I hope they use. But I guess that it remains to be seen what they'll do with the characters."
Regardless, once fans picked up what Bautista was putting down, they immediately scoured through the DC superhero and supervillain catalogue and put on their casting hat:
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) October 9, 2018
— Vinnie Mancuso (@VinnieMancuso1) October 9, 2018
— Tamoor Hussain (@tamoorh) October 9, 2018
We guess we'll have a while to find out what is going to happen, as Two-icide Squad isn't due for release until 2020 at the earliest, but in the meantime, check out the latest big rumour swirling around Avengers 4 that could completely throw audiences for a loop.