‘The Shallows’ Director Might Tackle ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel

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brian-mcgee - July 12, 2017

When last we heard about the sequel to last year's Suicide Squad, Oscar-winning director and noted anti-semite Mel Gibson was the leading candidate to helm the DC film. It seems like those talks have finally stalled out thanks to script delays, but now there's a new director attached to the project. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director of last summer's surprise hit The Shallows, Jaume Collet-Serra, is now the frontrunner to take the job. Collet-Serra is perhaps best known for directing a trio of second-tier Liam Neeson thrillers—Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night—and seems a perfect fit for a studio looking to bring someone in to make a DC movie rather than making a movie of their own.

While the first Suicide Squad grossed $745 million at the box office, I have yet to meet anyone who liked it. The film was undeniably a mess, so the fact that they're actually taking their time getting a sequel into theaters is a positive sign. My only suggestion would be that the film open with Jared Leto's Joker making some veiled threat to someone or another when all of a sudden, his head explodes. As his body drops to the floor, standing behind him, holding a smoking .44 caliber Smith & Wesson model 29 is Willem Dafoe in full Joker makeup. It would instantly become the best DC movie ever made. Just something to think about.