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James Gunn to write 'Suicide Squad 2', may also direct

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

James is joining the DC bandwagon with the being all set to pen the sequel of "Suicide Squad".

Gunn, best known for helming two "Guardians of the Galaxy" films, was fired by Marvel in August this year after his old, offensive tweets resurfaced on

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 52-year-old has struck a deal with to write "Suicide Squad" sequel and will possibly direct as well.

The studio had earlier roped in "The Accountant" helmer to direct the but he is no longer attached to the project.

"Suicide Squad", written and directed by David Ayer, featured an ensemble cast of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, and

Released in 2016, the raked in close to USD 750 million at the global box office, despite being criticised by the reviewers.

After his firing, had received support from "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and They even penned a letter to asking for his reinstatement.

Bautista, one of the most vocal supporter of Gunn, shared the and tweeted, "Where do I sign up!".

Ayer welcomed aboard and wrote, "I think it's an incredibly brave and smart move by the studio. James is the right man for the job!".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 10:10 IST