If James Gunn does end up directing “Suicide Squad 2,” he’ll have a ringing endorsement from someone who knows a thing or two about it: David Ayers, director of the original. Earlier Tuesday, TheWrap reported exclusively that Gunn is in talks to write and possibly direct the sequel to the 2016 DC supervillain movie that starred Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. “I think it’s an incredibly brave and smart move by the studio,” David Ayer tweeted soon after.
Upcoming action fantasy from director David Ayer ('Suicide Squad') definitely isn't family-friendly.
After reports of a shakeup in the DC Extended Universe that might keep David Ayer from directing 'Gotham City Sirens,' he tweets out a Harley Quinn drawing
Of the many possible permutations of Suicide Squad, will we only get one? Empire has an illuminating feature with writer-director David Ayer, where among other things (such as the backstory of The Joker’s “Damaged” tattoo), he suggests that the cut of Suicide Squad currently playing in theaters is the only cut that will see the light of day. Sources previously told The Hollywood Reporter that the film’s challenging production and worries from studio Warner Bros. resulted in multiple, competing cuts of the film.
Though media reports have suggested Warner Bros wants to add more humor to next DC film, especially after ultra-dark Batman v Superman, David Ayer on Twitter says that's not the case, as cast member Jai Courtney did last week