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Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista took to his Twitter account to express his interest in joining Gunn in the new Suicide Squad sequel.

James Gunn has taken up a new side. The former director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has reportedly signed on with Warner Bros. to write DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Gunn has signed on to write the superhero (or supervillain, as it were) sequel and could negotiate for directorial duties as well.
  • As you’ll recall, Gunn was fired by Disney and Marvel back in July after having directed two Guardians films and serving as an executive producer on Avengers: Infinity War.
  • Suicide Squad, DC’s 2016 anti-hero action adventure, starred Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto and Joel Kinnaman, all of whom are rumored to return for the sequel.
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is also rumored to appear in the sequel.
  • There are currently no plot details or release date set for the sequel.
  • This isn’t the first time a Marvel helmer has made the leap to DC — Avengers director Joss Whedon was brought on board to help complete Justice League after Zack Snyder stepped away due to a family emergency.

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