American Gavin O’Connor will be in charge of writing and directing “Suicide Squad 2,” the sequel to the anti-hero movie that Warner Bros. and DC Comics released last year.
O’Connor was chosen after a long selection process in which appeared names like Mel Gibson and Spanish Jaume Collet-Serra.
It is expected that “Suicide Squad 2” will again feature Will Smith and Margot Robbie in the roles of Gunslinger and Harlequin, respectively.
The original 2016 film, directed by David Ayer and part of the movie-adapted universe of DC Comics, was received with little excitement from critics and fans, even though it has grossed $ 745 million at box offices worldwide , according to data from the specialized website “Box Office Mojo”.
O’Connor’s filmography includes titles such as “Warrior” (2011), “In Search of Justice” (2015) and “The Counter” (2016), the latter an action production starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick who collected US $ 155 million.
Following this year’s “Wonder Woman” success, which for the time being adds up to $ 813 million worldwide and garnered widespread acclaim from industry and the public, the next adventure in this saga of films will be “Justice League” which will hit theaters in November and bring together the characters Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg.