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Autbot_Benz
02-15-2017, 04:26 PM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warner-bros-courts-mel-gibson-suicide-squad-sequel-974436




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 it is also looking at other directors, Daniel Espinosa among them.

David Ayer directed the initial outing, which featured an all-star cast that included Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. The movie faced some hurdles during production and was met with somewhat polarizing response, but grossed $745 million worldwide, enough to put a sequel on the fast-track.

Ayer is now developing Gotham City Sirens, a project that reunites him with Robbie and focuses on the female villains of the DC Universe.

Squad told the story of villains such as Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter sentences.

The fact that Gibson, riding high thanks to his Oscar-nominated war movie Hacksaw Ridge, is being courted by Warners marks a remarkable turnaround for the actor-director. His image took a hit in the 2000s after a drunk driving arrest and anti-Semitic comments, and he found himself losing studio work.

Gibson did nab a cameo in The Hangover: Part II — a movie made by Warners — but a backlash within the studio and parts of the cast ended with him being unceremoniously dropped.

But Hacksaw is seen as a major turning point for Gibson. His biopic of conscientious objector Desmond Doss nabbed six Oscar nominations, including one for Gibson for best director, and has made $164 million worldwide.

And he has found himself fielding a slew of offers, both from studios and indies. He is now in talks to join Will Ferrell and Mark Walhberg for Paramount's Daddy’s Home 2 and is reteaming with Hacksaw actor Vince Vaughn for the gritty crime indie Dragged Across Concrete.

He is repped by CAA.

Andrew NDB
02-15-2017, 04:29 PM
He's a good director. Why not?

If anything, they need him more than he needs them and I don't see him getting too excited about doing the sequel to a critically panned comic book movie... unless he's really that desperate to return to Hollywood's good graces. But hey, I dunno, he just might be.

Though I'm not seeing any source of any kind cited in the article. Probably B.S..

TurtleTitan97
02-15-2017, 04:34 PM
I thought Mel Gibson hated comic book films?

TheSkeletonMan939
02-15-2017, 04:38 PM
unless he's really that desperate to return to Hollywood's good graces. But hey, I dunno, he just might be.

I thought "Hacksaw Ridge" was a big hit with critics.
Anyway, assuming this article has any kernel of truth, he should stay away from the DCEU for his own sake - - unless he is really, like REALLY, desperate. Which he shouldn't be.

TurtleTitan97
02-15-2017, 04:42 PM
I thought "Hacksaw Ridge" was a big hit with critics.
Anyway, assuming this article has any kernel of truth, he should stay away from the DCEU for his own sake - - unless he is really, like REALLY, desperate. Which he shouldn't be.

After the comments he made about Batman v Superman, I'd doubt he'd want to involve himself with this universe.

ProactiveMan
02-15-2017, 04:43 PM
Weird... Doesn't sound like something he would be interested in, and if WB don't give him some freedom, I think he'll be hard to get along with.

Andrew NDB
02-15-2017, 04:51 PM
I thought "Hacksaw Ridge" was a big hit with critics.

He needs at least another one of those before he's out of director's jail.

GoldMutant
02-15-2017, 05:42 PM
Considering the stories of Ayer getting controlled in production of Suicide Squad, I'm not sure why Gibson would be offered the opportunity other than to make the DCEU appear more relevant. My interest is slightly peaked though if he does take it up though.

Shark_Blade
02-15-2017, 11:54 PM
I'm not familiar with him but hey, welcome aboard.

CyberCubed
02-16-2017, 01:50 AM
Mel Gibson is only 61? Damn, I thought he older like around Stallone and Schwarzeneggar's age.

I was going to say, why bother trying to revive his career if he's close to 70...but I had no idea he was only 61.

TigerClaw
02-16-2017, 05:13 AM
After the comments he made about Batman v Superman, I'd doubt he'd want to involve himself with this universe.
And if the studio doesn't like how the movie is turning out, They would force some reshoots.

ZariusTwo
02-16-2017, 05:24 AM
I'm not familiar with him

You've never seen Lethal Weapon?

That explains everything about you

Autbot_Benz
02-16-2017, 11:14 AM
Mel Gibson confirms Suicide Squad 2 talks

https://www.comicbookmovie.com/suicide_squad/mel-gibson-confirms-suicide-squad-sequel-talks-additional-details-a148979

TheSkeletonMan939
02-16-2017, 11:21 AM
Don't do it, Mel!