It seems Warner Bros. and DC’s search for a director to Suicide Squad 2 may be over. Deadline has reported that the studio has chosen Warrior and The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor to write and direct the supervillain sequel.
He will write the script with Anthony Tambakis. There’s no word on when the pair will begin development, but it probably won’t be for a while. O’Connor is currently attached to direct a sequel to The Accountant with Ben Affleck for WB, so presumably Suicide Squad 2 will come after.
Other directors WB previously looked at include Mel Gibson and Jaume Collet-Serra. While original Suicide Squad writer and director David Ayer is not returning, he will be moving onto Gotham City Sirens, led by Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
Suicide Squad went on to earn WB over $745 million worldwide, despite a mixed reception from critics. Other films WB and DC are developing after the release of Justice League include Aquaman, Shazam, The Batman, Wonder Woman 2, Green Lantern Corps, Flashpoint, Justice League Dark, The Joker and Harley Quinn, Batgirl and Nightwing. They are also developing a Joker origin film that will be separate from the DCEU.