DC Universe hires James Gunn to write Suicide Squad sequel
James Gunn has migrated from the Marvel Universe to DC Universe.
The American filmmaker, who was recently fired from directing the upcoming installment of Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, is all set to pen the script of Warner Bros. and DC's Suicide Squad sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gunn might also take up the direction of the film, depending on the outcome of the scripting process.
Earlier in July, Disney had fired Gunn from the Marvel project after a couple of his insensitive and controversial tweets came out-- which he shared nearly a decade ago on topics like paedophilia and rape.
Following the firing, many celebrities including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and other Guardians stars came out in support of Gunn. They also signed an open letter to rehire the director for the project.
Talking with The Hollywood Reporter about Gunn's sacking, Walt Disney CEO Bob said, "The James Gunn decision was brought to me as a unanimous decision of a variety of executives at the studio and I supported it. I haven't second-guessed their decision."
Earlier today, the makers of Gunn's upcoming horror movie titled as 'BrightBurn' revealed that the film will now be released on May 24, 2019, as opposed to the November 30 release.