http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warner-bros-courts-mel-gibson-suicide-squad-sequel-974436Warner Bros. Courts Mel Gibson to Direct 'Suicide Squad' Sequel
David Ayer helmed the initial outing.
Mel Gibson is mulling joining the DC Extended Universe … as a director.
Warner Bros. is courting the actor-director to helm Suicide Squad 2 and the sides are early in talks, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. No official offer has been made nor has any commitment.
Sources say that Gibson is familiarizing himself with the material. But the studio is not being passive and is also looking at other directors, Daniel Espinosa among them.
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/suicide-squad-2-director-mel-gibson-jonathan-levine-ruben-fleischer-1201989606/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.