DC Comics hires James Gunn after Disney fires him

Suicide Squad			Warner Bros

Suicide Squad Warner Bros

Gunn has been set to write Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros., as reported by THR and others Tuesday, and could also be in the running to direct.

The Marvel to DC move comes after Gunn was sacked by Disney - just months before filming started on his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - after controversial tweets he made between 2009 and 2012 were found and shared by conservative provocateurs in an effort to discredit Gunn.

Following Dave Bautista, now Michael Rosenbaum is apparently interested in a role for James Gunn's Suicide Squad 2.

It's no secret that fans and critics adore Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 for their uniqueness, originality, and creativity - and that's due in part to the stellar scripts Gunn wrote for both.

There were plenty of people who were not happy to see Gunn back in the director's chair after he had been fired from Disney after dozens or Tweets resurfaced involving child rape and pedophilia.

Despite plenty of the backlash over the move, Disney has stood by its decision.

Now Deadline reports that Warner Bros.is hiring Gunn to write for the (vastly inferior) D.C. cinematic universe.

Poaching Gunn for Suicide Squad is a bit of a coup for Warner Bros., especially considering the first Suicide Squad was godawful, and Guardians of the Galaxy is a delight. Either way, I'm curious to see if they'll get Gunn to direct and if this new take on Suicide Squad will come to fruition. Would he stay at Marvel, just in a different franchise, or leap to a competitor?

"I think it's an incredibly courageous and smart move by the studio".

With Suicide Squad, Gunn has a chance to work a similar magic as he did on Guardians.

According to The Wrap, the disgraced 52-year-old would likely take over directing duties from original Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer and screenwriting duties from Gavin O'Connor (Warrior).

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