Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mel Gibson in early talks to direct SUICIDE SQUAD 2

David Ayer helmed the initial outing.

Yikes! "Bloody Mel" is at it again. We all know he never skimps on the violence with his movies: "Braveheart," "Passion of the Christ," "Apocalypto" and "Hacksaw Ridge" are four of the most violent movies I have ever seen. He seems to revel in staging beheadings and grisly deaths.

It has been ten years since Mel Gibson gave us "Apocalytpo," a bloody, surreal, but cinematically brilliant dissection of the Mayan's final days. "Hacksaw Ridge" was his fifth movie as a director. It was also the film that officialized his comeback in Hollywood with a bunch of Oscar noms, especially in the Picture and Director categories. 

What was he going to follow-up "Hacksaw Ridge" with? It certainly wasn't going to be a superhero movie. According to The Playlist he was even quoted as saying “What did they spend on ‘Batman v Superman’ that they’re admitting to?” “And it’s a piece of shit,” “I’m not interested in [superhero movies]. Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex. So I don’t know. Spandex must cost a lot.” 

Well, guess what? According to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Gibson is in talks to direct "Suicide Squad 2":
"Mel Gibson is mulling joining the DC Extended Universe … as a director. Warner Bros. is courting the actor-director to helm Suicide Squad 2 and the sides are early in talks, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. No official offer has been made nor has any commitment. Sources say that Gibson is familiarizing himself with the material. But the studio is not being passive and is also looking at other directors, Daniel Espinosa among them."
The only way this would work is if he actually is given an R rating for the project. There is no way Mel could truly get the vision he wants with a PG-13 rating. 
[THR]

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