Mel Gibson Addresses Rumors About Directing SUICIDE SQUAD 2!

We’ve known for almost a year that Suicide Squad 2 is in the works but we also came to know later that David Ayer, director of the original movie, won’t be coming back to take the helm. Instead, Warner Bros has appointed him to direct another upcoming DC Extended Universe installment, Gotham City Sirens.

Earlier this month, one of the Hollywood Bibles shocked us all by breaking the story that the studio has courted none other than Mel Gibson to direct the Suicide Squad sequel. We could not understand how that is even possible as the Academy Award winning director has used some really harsh words in the recent past about superhero movies, especially about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

But on the following day, Gibson himself confirmed the rumor at a screening of his latest movie Hacksaw Ridge but also insisted that it was “kind of a first date”. He actually talked a bit more about Suicide Squad 2 but we couldn’t figure that out due to the poor quality of the interview clip’s audio.

However, thanks to Entertainment Tonight, we have a clearer response from the actor/director about where things stand with him helming the upcoming DCEU installment. Speaking on the Oscar 2017 red carpet, here’s what Gibson says when asked about directing Suicide Squad 2:

I don't know. I just met some guys about story points. It's not a done deal or anything. But it's just fun to shoot the bull, you know, when it comes to stories. I love doing it. And if we can elevate any kind of concept it's good.

When the interviewer further asks whether that means he’s ready if it happens, Gibson responds, “Yeah, we'll see.” Check out the interview clip below!

Apart from the update offered by Mel Gibson, we’ve got a new Suicide Squad behind-the-scenes photo for you featuring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and makeup artist Alessandro Bertolazzi from a China Times post about the movie’s Oscar nomination. While Bertolazzi and his team from the David Ayer flick have won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, the outfit Robbie is wearing in the photo didn’t make it to the movie’s final cut. Check it out below!

Suicide Squad behind-the-scenes photo featuring Harley Quinn! Suicide Squad behind-the-scenes photo featuring Harley Quinn! (Photo Credit - China Times)

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