Warner Bros. and DC Films is looking to get something to join “Aquaman” on their 2018 release calendar, and “Suicide Squad 2” and “Green Lantern Corps” are among the contenders. One roadblock is that both pictures need directors (and the latter needs a cast), but it seems some names are being kicked around for the open job postings.
The Tracking Board’s Jeff Sneider revealed on Meet The Movie Press that Jaume Collet-Serra was in the mix for the “Suicide Squad” sequel, while David Goyer — who is already co-writing “Green Lantern Corps” — may wind up directing that project too.
Collet-Serra is best known for his lean thrillers like “Non-Stop,” “Run All Night,” “The Shallows,” and the upcoming “The Commuter.” He knows nuts-and-bolts action and the mechanics of genre fare, but has never helmed a true blockbuster project. “Suicide Squad 2” makes sense as both a career and creative move. Meanwhile, Goyer has plenty of superhero history, with writing credits on Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight trilogy as well as on “Man Of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.” As a director, his most notable work might be “Blade: Trinity,” and overall he’s got the resume required for the gig.
Of course, neither of these guys may get the gig, so who knows, and I’m sure executives are meeting with all kinds of people. But if anything, this might be a good indication of the types of filmmakers the studio is looking at.