It was reported back in February that Mel Gibson was the favorite to direct the upcoming sequel to Suicide Squad. According to a recent 4chan leak, however, that isn’t the case.
Per the leak:
“Mel Gibson is no longer the front runner to direct the Suicide Squad sequel. Jaume Collet-Serra and Ruben Fleischer are now the top candidates. The script is currently being written with a story pitch given by Ayer. Killer Frost will be the new female lead to replace Harley Quinn.”
Obviously just a rumor but we haven’t really heard much about it since the initial report.
Many were surprised by this choice, as Gibson bashed superhero films and Batman v Superman specifically last year:
“[I]t’s a piece of shit. I’m not interested in the stuff. 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.”
The leaks featured a lot of information, including new details about the upcoming solo Batman film:
“The Batman film will still have Deathstroke but not as a main villain. Matt Reeves wants to do a larger scale Batman film that will include the Bat family as well as most of Batman’s rogues.”
A lot to process, isn’t it? If that’s not interesting enough, take a look at this alleged plot leak for The Batman. It came out back in August but with the news that Deathstroke won’t be the main villain, it could make more sense now:
“The Batman film (right now called The Batman though they’re considering other titles) will release October 5 2018. Current plot has Black Mask as the main villain breaking other villains out of Arkham to kill Batman. Joker and Harley have a subplot involving a bomb to blow up all the inmates once Batman recaptures them all that results in Harley leaving the Joker because of the abuse and Batman trying to rehabilitate her. Deathstroke is sent in by Waller to help contain the situation so she can use them for her own means but Batman fights Deathstroke and promises Waller that he’s coming for her next. Deadshot is also in it but leaves the Asylum to be with his daughter instead of getting his revenge on Batman. There’s a really cool scene where Black Mask lines all the villains up and asks who will join him to get revenge (this scene will focus a lot on Deadshot’s reactions, making it clear he wants only freedom). Many of the villains get away in the end, with Batman promising to hunt them all down. The film will end with Batman overlooking Gotham and seeing one of the B-List villains (has yet to be decided) committing a crime.”
That’s quite a bit to process, so I’ll let you go ahead and do just that. Read up on all of the alleged leaks here.