David Ayer, Dave Bautista Respond to James Gunn Suicide Squad 2 News

A few mere hours ago, we learned that James Gunn, former writer/director of Disney/Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy films, would be joining Warner Bros. DC Films devision to write and possibly direct a sequel to Suicide Squad.

David Ayer, Dave Bautista Respond to James Gunn Suicide Squad 2 News

This news, although seemingly out of nowhere with how quiet things have been from all camps involved, continues to divide Marvel and DC Comics fans. Some see it as a good thing; not ready to say goodbye to Gunn's voice as a storyteller in the superhero realm, and others see it as the ultimate betrayal to the brand he helped create with GotG. [It's like people forgot Disney fired him, or something. Once that happens, you ARE allowed to seek out other gainful (and sometimes even fun) employment elsewhere.]

We digress.

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One reaction everyone was waiting for with this news was Suicide Squad director David Ayer, who was not going to be involved with the sequel in a directorial sense. Mostly because he will be helming Birds of Prey.

Anyhow, Ayer has taken to Twitter in a response to a….commenter…about the subject, saying:

Sean Gunn (brother of James) who played Ravager Kraglin in both Guardians films reacted with an emoji, which sort of broke all our hearts:

And, outspoken Gunn supporter Dave Bautista commented:

Details are still coming in about this film deal, reportedly this will NOT be a direct sequel to Ayer's Suicide Squad, but an "all new" team of sorts.

We'll let you know what else we find out.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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