Mel Gibson Sought to Direct Suicide Squad Sequel

Mel Gibson is reportedly being courted to helm Warner Bros. Pictures’ Suicide Squad sequel

Two-time Academy Award winner Mel Gibson has two different projects in the news today. Deadline reports that the star is confirmed to join Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Paramount Picture‘s Daddy’s Home sequel, while The Hollywood Reporter claims that Gibson is being courted to direct Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Suicide Squad sequel.

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Released in 2015, Daddy’s Home became one of Will Ferrell’s biggest global hits ever with over $240 million worldwide and $150 million domestic. Sean Anders and John Morris are returning to pen the script with Anders again directing. Also a part of the sequel’s cast is John Lithgow. He and Gibson will play the respective fathers of Ferrell and Wahlberg’s characters. Linda Cardellini, Scarlett Estevez and Owen Vaccaro will also return.

Plans for Gibson to helm the Suicide Squad sequel, meanwhile are far from done deal, but check back for updates as they become available.

Directed by David Ayer, the first Suicide Squad stars Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeAdam BeachJai CourtneyViola DavisCara DelevingneKaren FukuharaJay HernandezJoel KinnamanJared LetoMargot Robbie and Will Smith, most of whom are likely to return for the big screen follow-up. Ayer, meanwhile, is working with Robbie on another DC Comics film, Gotham City Sirens.

Mel Gibson most recently directed the true World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield. The film is currently nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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