All week we’ve been puzzling over Warner Bros.‘ decision to court Mel Gibson to direct “Suicide Squad 2.” Whether or not you like the man himself, he’s shown a pretty clear disdain recently for Hollywood’s blockbuster focus, and generally doesn’t seem too jazzed about comic book movies. However, it appears that Gibson’s interest in the “Suicide Squad” sequel has everything to do with the cast.

According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, Gibson is attracted to working on “Suicide Squad 2” because he’ll get to collaborate with Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jared Leto (presumably), among others. And one can’t argue with wanting to make a movie with that talent, but doing so at the expense of material you’re actually interested in seems quite the price to pay.

As always, we’ll see how this goes. Even Gibson himself calls the talks at the moment like a “first date,” and I can only imagine that the already beleaguered DC Films aren’t ignoring the fan reaction about his potential involvement. Thoughts? Let us know below.

  • loudrockmusic

    He just wants to bone Margot Robbie.

    • Charl Eton

      Or you do…

      • Jeff Rittenour

        Zing! Not.

  • THX11384EB

    Every film he has directed has been great. Let him at it.

    • Jeff Rittenour

      Thank you, someone who gets it.

  • Josh King

    I completely agree w your point. I can see Gibson having a lot of admiration for the cast members you mentioned. But Suicide Squad, man that’s a cost, to be able to work with them. Maybe he’s thinking about them for some of his other projects he wants to direct

  • Jeff Rittenour

    Can we just get a god damn LW 5…oh no wait sorry I got a tv show I idn’t want instead. Never mind.

  • Uhmm…do we even really need Suicide Squad 2? The first one was bad enough…