​In July, the Marvel Cinematic Universe faced a huge problem, when Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was ​fired for extremely offensive tweets that resurfaced from nearly a decade ago. Now, the MCU still doesn't have Gunn for the third installment of the GotG series, but it seems DC is ready to snatch him up.

According to The Wrap, Gunn is in talks to write Suicide Squad 2, the sequel to David Ayer's divisive villain film, which centered around Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Jared Leto's Joker. The site also reports the Marvel alum is being eyed to direct the movie as well.

Although Suicide Squad was not met with critical acclaim, Gunn could surely be the person to save the series. Unfortunately, Ayer's writing and directing just didn't hold up, with the characters being more goofy than scary and the plot a bit jumbled.


Not much details are known about a timeframe for production on the sequel, but Margot Robbie's as-yet-untitled ​Birds of Prey film, due out Feb. 2020, will hopefully set it up.