Date: 16th February 2017

Mel Gibson in early talks to direct 'Suicide Squad 2'.

Mel Gibson is in early talks to direct Suicide Squad 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Other directors reportedly in the frame to replace David Ayer for the DC sequel include Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies).

The first Suicide Squad received mostly negative reviews, but still made $745m at the global box office and has been fast-tracked for a sequel.

Mel Gibson, beset by personal problems in the last decade, has made a comeback with his new film Hacksaw Ridge, which has been nominated for six Oscars and made $164m worldwide.

Source: Press Release