As he prepares for the arrival of his King Arthur:The Legend Of The Sword in British cinemas this month, director Guy Ritchie has his eyes on a one of Warner Brothers’ DC movies. If he can find the time.
Suicide Squad 2 is just one of the many DC movies in development. But, despite a decent run at the box office last year, the critical roasting it received has been hard to shake off. So over the past few months, film makers including Mel Gibson, David Goyer, Daniel Espinosa and Jonathan Levine have all been reported as possible contenders to take on what many would see as a poisoned chalice – or challenge.
And now Ritchie has said he’d be up for doing the follow-up. But there’s the small matter of his schedule getting in the way.
“I quite fancy doing Suicide Squad 2 because I thought I could do a really good job with it,” he said on Variety’s podcast. “I can’t do it because I’m doing something else, but I’ve felt I could really do something with that.”
Which seems to imply that he was approached – not the greatest of surprises, given his track record with big budget movies. But he’ll be too busy making Aladdin or Sherlock Holmes 3 or whatever else is on his schedule. David Ayer can’t return either: he’s busy working on Gotham City Sirens. Just in case you were wondering.
King Arthur:The Legend Of The Sword arrives in UK cinemas on 19th May.
Source: The Playlist