Mel Gibson, Jonathan Levine and Ruben Fleischer Among Directors Being Considered for ‘Suicide Squad 2’
Warner Bros. has begun the search for the director who will take over the reins for the sequel to box office hit “Suicide Squad.” Mel Gibson is perhaps the most surprising of the handful of possibilities.
Sources tell Variety that in addition to Gibson, Warners has met with — or is planning to meet with — Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”), Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”), and Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies”).
Warner Bros. had no comment.
Insiders say the list could grow and that there is no front-runner at the moment.
The Suicide Squad, a sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad, has enlisted Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to pen the script and direct. Gunn moved over to Warner Bros./DC after Marvel Studios fired him as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in July. News that he'd write the Suicide Squad sequel broke in October.