Ben Affleck Signs For New Movie With Gavin O'Connor

David Ayer

Gavin O'Connor wrote the previous draft of the Suicide Squad sequel, though it isn't known if his draft will be retained in any form.

The first film was critiqued heavily by critics and audience members alike, scoring a measly 28% on Rotten Tomatoes.

In July, Gunn was sacking from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, after offensive tweets from a decade earlier were unearthed, following his criticism of US President Donald Trump.

When is the Suicide Squad 2 release date?

Ayer denied studio interference, insisting re-shoots were intended only to add even more action.


In an unusual film-news announcement, Warner Bros.

TheWrap reported "three insiders" have said Gunn will introduce a whole new take to the superhero film franchise, which features some of DC's most famous villains, including Harley Quinn, The Joker, Deadshot, Enchantress and Killer Croc, among others.

With those details in mind, it's hard to think of a better comic for Gunn to adapt than Suicide Squad: From the Ashes. But Bautista was the most vocal of the bunch in defending Gunn, and in insisting he would rather not be involved with a company that would bow to an online troll mob and fire a guy for tasteless jokes. By comparison, Suicide Squad appeared to have been edited with a hatchet, with wildly different tones from scene-to-scene, a Harley Quinn and Joker arc that seemed like it had been abandoned midway through the film, and a tiresome, sky-portal climax that seemed out of place with the team's '80s action movie (and hyper-violent) roots.

After being ousted, Gunn received a tremendous outpouring of support from Marvel fans, his cast, and fellow Hollywood directors. Gunn, particularly if he ends up directing the film, has the chops to do the Suicide Squad justice, allowing them to have a whole lot of devilish fun while discovering, and earning, a sense of kinship.

Although Gunn is taking on the follow-up, he won't be spending any time on set with original Suicide Squad writer-director Ayer since he's clearly not involved in any capacity. And we bet there will be a catchy tune or two in there somewhere, as well.

Related News:

  • Destiny 2 players must avenge another murder in this year's Halloween event

    Destiny 2 players must avenge another murder in this year's Halloween event

    Players will be given 15 minutes to descend as deep into the Haunted Forest as possible, killing increasingly hard enemies. However, probably the biggest piece of content coming with Festival of the Lost is something called the Haunted Forest .
    Anthony Joshua’s camp makes ‘much-improved’ offer for Deontay Wilder fight

    Anthony Joshua’s camp makes ‘much-improved’ offer for Deontay Wilder fight

    The WBC and VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Assocation) joined forces in 2016 to eradicate drugs in boxing. When Wilder responds by singing, 'There's only one Bronze Bomber, ' Fury continues: 'It doesn't matter.
    Mobile gives prepaid customers the 5G luxury

    Mobile gives prepaid customers the 5G luxury

    Never mind the reality: "MetroPCS customers get cell service from the same network as regular T-Mobile customers", Baig continues. The plans that include subscriptions to Amazon Prime and Google One can be purchased directly from Metro by T-Mobile as of today.
  • Dakota Johnson Breaks Silence On Pregnancy Rumors: WTF Is Really Going On?

    Dakota Johnson Breaks Silence On Pregnancy Rumors: WTF Is Really Going On?

    No news: It's the first time Dakota has been seen since throwing a bash on Sunday which appeared to be a gender reveal party. Onlookers spotted a bunch of blue balloons let up in the air and immediately presumed she is pregnant with a boy.
    WhatsApp Fixes Bug That Could Let Hackers Crash App During Calls

    WhatsApp Fixes Bug That Could Let Hackers Crash App During Calls

    This corrupted the WhatsApp app's heap memory, and the attacks could be used against both iOS and Android users. The move has been making the rounds ever since Facebook acquired WhatsApp, the report added.
    After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

    After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

    Of the 280 operational F-35s purchased to date by the USA and worldwide partners, only about half can fly, Vice Adm. The engines of the aircraft will be checked for suspected faulty tubes and replacements made where necessary.
  • Try Khaleda for Aug 21 grenade attack on Hasina: Nojib Ahmed

    Try Khaleda for Aug 21 grenade attack on Hasina: Nojib Ahmed

    Rahman, the BNP's senior vice president who lives in exile in London, and 18 others were given life imprisonment. Eighteen others were also sentenced to life imprisonment, and 11 received six months to two years in prison.
    Israeli court hears U.S.  student’s appeal against detention

    Israeli court hears U.S. student’s appeal against detention

    The guards took away the student's phone, and in most cases the only person who she is allowed to call is her lawyer. He said her goal to attend a Hebrew University alone shows she's not a supporter of the cause.
    Black Widow Movie To Land HUGE Payday For Scarlett Johansson

    Black Widow Movie To Land HUGE Payday For Scarlett Johansson

    If you're wondering about what's next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it'll probably involve quite a bit of Captain Marvel . Johansson herself only got a low seven figures for The Avengers in 2012, which netted Downey $50 million.
  • Stress, Apprehension Not Managed, Could Leads To Mental Illness

    Stress, Apprehension Not Managed, Could Leads To Mental Illness

    Theresa May has announced that Jackie Doyle-Price will become the UK's first minister for suicide prevention. Lily is probably the number one factor in my life that's boosted my happiness and mental health .

    As Climate Change Increases, Our Mental Health Declines

    Over the course of years, every one degree increase in temperature leads to a 2% increase in mental health related issues. Jonathan Patz, a professor, and director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said.
    Pakistan has formally requested for financial assistance

    Pakistan has formally requested for financial assistance

    The risks of a government funding crisis in Italy, where the country's banks are under pressure, is also highlighted. The IMF notes that the market impact of escalating trade disputes has been limited to specific sectors.


Most liked

Justin Bieber Cries in His Car as Hailey Baldwin Looks On
According to Entertainment Weekly , Gomez was hospitalized after enduring tremendous stress over the state of her medical condition, which includes a battle with lupus.

Razer Phone 2 Announced, Feels A Bit Like Razer Phone 1.5
Just a few days ago, Google unveiled the Pixel 3 phones , practically confirming every rumor that we heard in the past few months. Apart from these, there are Stereo front-facing speakers with Dual amplifiers and Dolby Atmos, 24-bit DAC Audio Adapter.

Two astronauts make emergency landing after Russian rocket malfunctions during lift-off
Hague and Ovchinin were to join the current three-person crew on the International Space Station to perform research experiments. However, in the meantime, this failure has a number of consequences for the agencies and the crew aboard the space station.

Donald Trump says Fed has 'gone crazy' after Dow Industrial Average tumbles
It is often tied to higher costs of borrowing for the federal government, which can spook investors. The Federal Reserve is mandated by Congress to aim for low inflation and low unemployment.

Alphabet shuts Google Plus service after 500,000 users data breach
The consumer version of Google + now has low usage and engagement: "90% of Google + user sessions are less than five seconds". Google published a lengthy blog on Monday setting out the data breach and its decision to shut down Google + for consumers.

Pre-order ASUS' ROG gaming phone on October 18th
The gaming phone market is quite small but it's one of those nitches that could easily catch on if given the proper attention. A NY event on October 18 was teased Thursday on Asus North America's Twitter page showing the back of the ROG Phone .

Facebook enters smart speaker race with video-calling device
The company states that it won't allow Facebook to listen, view or even keep track of the contents of video calls over Portal . It is programmed to capture quality sound, minimize the background noise, provide real-time video call experience to users.

Man Stabbed At Haunted House After Knife Mistaken For Prop
The man who allegedly supplied the knife reportedly said he didn't think it was that sharp. A Nashville nightmare employee poses with a knife on the company's Instagram page.

Strategy RPG Assassin's Creed Rebellion announced for smartphones
We nearly forgot about Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Rebellion , a game that the French company revealed more than a year ago . And like any good Assassin's Creed title, you can opt for a sneaky approach or an all out brawl.

Joel Embiid Signs With Under Armour
Although he showed up to Sixers training camp this season wearing Under Armour and said he was in negotiations with them. At least they are now the two most prominent faces of Under Armour's push into the National Basketball Association .

De Lima calls for renewed, sustained campaign against death penalty
In Malaysia, death penalty is a mandatory punishment for murder, drug trafficking, treason, and waging war against the YDPA. Do you think getting rid of the death penalty and other extreme laws will benefit the country and the people?

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida
Storm surge could reach a monstrous 12 feet in some areas - enough to "easily go over the roofs of some houses", he said. The last major hurricane to hit the Panhandle was Hurricane Dennis in 2005, according to hurricane center data.

Mohammed Dewji, Africa’s youngest billionaire, kidnapped in broad daylight in Tanzania
He served two terms in the Tanzania parliament before he resigned in 2015 to dedicate more time to the family business. News of the incident spread fast as social media users shared the development, sending shockwaves the country.

Lady Gaga co-writes powerful essay for World Mental Health Day
The new strategy's aim is to help produce "a positive mental health environment" for British Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Lady Gaga, who co-founded the Born This Way youth advocacy group, and Dr.

Barnes & Noble shares could have more upside: Barron's
BKS's 50 day simple moving average (SMA 50) price is $5.72 and its 200-day simple moving average (SMA 200) price is $5.5. Historical statistical volatility is a measure of how much the stock price fluctuated during a given time period.