Mel Gibson is mulling joining the DC Extended Universe as a director. According to the reports coming in, WB is courting the actor-director to helm Suicide Squad 2 and the sides are in early talks. 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.
David Ayer directed the initial outing, which featured an all-star cast that included Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. The movie grossed $745 million worldwide, enough to put a sequel on the fast-track.
Ayer is now developing Gotham City Sirens, a project that reunites him with Robbie and focuses on the female villains of the DC Universe.
That said, Mel Gibson is in talks to join Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg for Paramount’s Daddy’s Home 2, and is re-teaming with Hacksaw Ridge actor Vince Vaughn for gritty crime indie Dragged Across Concrete.