I’m not sure if the phrase, “it was only a matter of time” is appropriate in any way when talking about Mel Gibson in a positive way, but I guess Hollywood can forgive pretty easily if you make great movies. Do you know what DC has been lacking overall? Good movies. From what it sounds like, David Ayer will not return to direct the sequel to his first attempt at Suicide Squad which grossed over $745 million dollars at the worldwide box office.
Ayer was last rumored to be directing Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn spin-off Birds of Prey which would bring many other female villains and heroes of the DC universe in one film.
With the studio considering Gibson as the director for one of their DC properties is baffling to me to some degree. It’s not that Gibson can’t direct because clearly he can, but it’s a matter of fit. At this point, I’m not sure it matters, and I look at this as DC bringing in an enforcer to their properties so they can get their heads out their butts and get everything on some type of track.
The studio is not keeping it a secret that they are also looking at other directors, one other being Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Child 44) along with Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) as well as Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland). Nothing is set in stone, but what do you think of Mel Gibson possibly up for director of Warner Brothers Suicide Squad sequel?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter