Gavin O’connor, director of Suicide Squad 2

Gavin O’connor, director of Suicide Squad 2

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Warner Bros and DC have opted for the 52-year-old Gavin O’connor as a director for Suicide Squad 2. The sequel to the successful superschurkenfilm is scheduled for 2019 in the cinema to appear.

According to Deadline, writes O’connor also the script for the sequel. His most recent work as a director, is The Accountant with Ben Affleck in the lead role. Also that movie is a sequel under the direction of O’connor.

This spring, reported The Hollywood Reporter that Mel Gibson was approached to Suicide Squad 2 to direct. Also the Swedish-Chilean filmmaker Daniel Espinosa would be polled for the job.

Suicide Squad, with Will Smith and Jared Leto, has received lukewarm reviews but was nevertheless a great success and brought in Warner worldwide 745 million dollars. Both Smith and Leto are on the role to return in the sequel.

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