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Gavin O'Connor enlisted to direct Suicide Squad 2

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As reported by Variety, Gavin O’Connor has been hired to write and direct Suicide Squad 2, the DC movie sequel about the continuing adventures of the Joker, Harley Quinn, and some other characters who don’t move as much Hot Topic merchandise as they do. O’Connor was the guy behind 2016's Ben Affleck thriller The Accountant, which was largely inoffensive and made a ton of money, so he seems like a solid choice for the Suicide Squad sequel. After all, the original made a ton of money but was pretty dumb and bad, so if he can sand off some of those dumber and badder edges, Warner Bros. might have something a little better on its hands.

Suicide Squad 2 has been a pretty hot gig in Hollywood director circles, with Jaume Collet-Serra and Mel Gibson in the running. As for O’Connor, he’s also attached to direct an Accountant sequel.