Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

The big question here is whether the cast of Ayer's Suicide Squad - namely Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as the Joker - will be in the Gunn-penned Suicide Squad film. The former Marvel director was sacked by Disney off of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after old tweets from Gunn that were offensive in nature surfaced this past summer. We are left to wonder what happened to the Suicide Squad 2 that WB hired The Accountant director Gavin O'Connor for, but I seriously doubt anyone will miss that project.

James Gunn has landed on his feet after being sacked by Marvel.

Update: When reached for comment, Warner Bros. told GameSpot, "It is confirmed that James Gunn is writing the next installment of the Suicide Squad franchise".

Ayer is likely preoccupied working on Bright 2, which follows up the Netflix feature film starring Suicide Squad veteran Will Smith.

The cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy have defended Gunn since the tweets were unearthed.

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Disney-Marvel is still reportedly using Gunn's script for Guardians of the Galaxy 3, though no director has been chosen (some have suggested online they would balk at taking it over out of respect for Gunn).

Gunn has since deleted his Twitter account, but before he did, he wrote the following statement via the social media platform: "Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo".

They can still say Drax is in the third movie - he's just invisible.

On top of profiting from the anti-Disney sentiment that was borne out of Gunn's firing (which in itself is enough to guarantee a few hundred million dollars), Warner Bros can also count on a true talent who is actually a great fit for a team full of misfits.

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