James Gunn Is Secretly Working on Another DC Movie – IGN – IGN

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn isn’t quite done with DC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker has been secretly working on another DC movie for Warner Bros Discovery.

Gunn previously directed The Suicide Squad, essentially a soft reboot of DC’s Suicide Squad, and also created the recent smash hit superhero show, Peacemaker.

Now, Gunn is reportedly in talks with producer Peter Safran for a new, mystery project. It’s said that Gunn will be focussing on the second season of Peacemaker first but will eventually take on another DC property.

Whether or not it’s also linked to The Suicide Squad remains to be seen, but according to insiders, “DC is definitely in play.” Unfortunately, there’s no indication of which heroes or superhero teams are in Gunn’s sights.

Of course, this is quite the coup for Warner Bros. Discovery following the recent unease about where DC goes from here. The cancellation of Batgirl and Warner’s desire to find its own DC Kevin Feige has cast a long and troubling shadow over the studio.

Considering that Gunn is also in charge of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, it would be easy to see his future anywhere but Warner Bros. Discovery.

Thankfully, it looks as though he’s all-in on Peacemaker’s upcoming second season, and with another DC project in the works, it looks as though he’ll be bringing DC heroes and villains to our screens for some time yet.

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IGN’s review of The Suicide Squad gave it 9/10 and said: “James Gunn absolutely kills it with The Suicide Squad. The film is a bloody, chaotic ride from start to finish that finally does justice to Task Force X. It’s endlessly shocking and funny, and its showcase of F-list DC villains is nothing short of brilliant.”

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Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.