I didn’t hate Suicide Squad like everyone else seems to have, but I’ll admit that it’s no masterpiece by a long shot. Still, it made a pretty penny at the box office. That’s what matters in Hollywood. So, the rumblings about a sequel have begun to rumble. What makes these rumblings particularly rumbly is that Warner Bros. are in early talks to have Mel Gibson direct Suicide Squad 2.
No, you haven’t crossed over into the Twilight Zone. You read that correctly. The original Max Rockatansky could soon be telling Margot Robbie and Will Smith how to best play Harley Quinn and Deadshot.
Look, I’m not even going to bring up Gibson’s well-documented public life and all the trouble it entails. That’s an argument worth making, but my main concern is this: Why does Mel Gibson want to make a superhero sequel? I mean, he’s already kind of doing that with his sequel to The Passion of the Christ. Why tread the same ground? Snarkiness aside, it just seems like a bizarre fit for him. He’s an Oscar-winning director who really only takes the helm for films he’s passionate about. He’s not the guy you bring in to make a property that is going to be heavily curated and curtailed by the studio.
Is Mel just a super huge fan of Suicide Squad? Is this just a ploy to help DC Films during their seemingly infinite crisis? (Tee hee hee) Things are bad over at the House of Batman. Maybe this is a way to stir up some big press for this clearly mishandled cinematic universe.
Regardless, this is bonkers no matter how you look at it. We know that Suicide Squad director David Ayer has moved on to Gotham City Sirens. Could this be an attempt to distance Ayer from that by getting a very famous celebrity to take his place?
This possibility is about as crazy as making the Joker a tattooed gangsta. …Ohhhhhhhh.