Many have shown their support for the buzz that James Gunn will write and possibly direct the next Suicide Squad film, including the first film’s director David Ayer. Ayer recently commented on what he thought of the news to a curious fan:
I think it’s an incredibly brave and smart move by the studio. James is the right man for the job! https://t.co/KaVD3dQosR— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) October 9, 2018
Ayer doesn’t seem to have any hurt feelings he wasn’t asked back, which makes sense considering Gavin O’ Conner was originally attached to the sequel. Gunn directing Suicide Squad 2 is by no means official at this time, so that may still be the case. We’ll just have to wait and hear from WB!