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Suicide Squad is one of the highest-grossing of the Worlds of DC movies ($747 million worldwide). It’s also one of the worst-reviewed of that franchise (28% on Rotten Tomatoes), also known as the DC Extended Universe. The former being more important to the studios, there was no doubt the comic book adaptation, focused on a team of villains gathered to save the world, would get a sequel. Improving upon the original would be a bonus, and doing so would be an easy goal.
Various filmmakers have been linked to Suicide Squad 2 as possibilities to replace the original’s David Ayer, most recently Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant). The latest, however, is a very interesting pick. James Gunn (pictured), who recently parted ways with Disney and Marvel without…