Last year David Ayer directed Suicide Squad. Despite getting mixed reviews the sequel was green-lit and aims to start production early 2018. David Ayer wont be returning to direct since he has taken the responsibility of directing the new Gotham City Sirens movie.
Many directors were being looked at like Mel Gibson, Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Juame Collet-Serra (The Shalows) and Daniel Espinosa (Safe House). The top choice was Collet-Serra but they ultimately took Jungle Cruise.Which led to them choosing the director Gavin O’ Connor (The Accountant).
Gavin O’ Connor will also be making a sequel to The Accountant. Warner Brothers seems to want to fast track Suicide Squad 2 which was originally going to start production in 2018 but now it has been pushed up to start end of 2017.
With the recent announcement the new Joker origin movie and a whole new separate DCEU separate universe. It seems they want to capitalize on Jared Leto’s Joker by placing him in Suicide Squad 2 and the new Joker and Harley Quinn movie. Although it isn’t known yet if he will also be joining Harley in Gotham City Sirens.
One thing is for sure though Gavin O’ Connor sure has a lot of work ahead of him. He has to make the sequel better than the David Ayer‘s film. Hopefully they can make create a good story and and focus on a better villain which the first film failed to do. O’ Connor sure has the action movie experience so it should be a action packed movie.