James Gunn is now writing Suicide Squad 2

James Gunn — the director of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies — is moving across the comic store aisle to Marvel’s biggest cinematic superhero rival, DC, to write the script for “the next installment in the Suicide Squad franchise,” according to a report from Polygon.

The news comes after Disney fired Gunn ahead of the production launch for his planned movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, in a controversial series of events that saw a number of offensive jokes that Gunn had made on Twitter in 2009 and 2010 resurfaced by right-wing “Pizzagate” conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich. Despite considerable backlash from fans and almost the entire Guardians cast asking that Gunn be reinstated to the project, Disney refused to change…

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