Dave Bautista wants to jump ship to DC and be in Suicide Squad 2
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn looks to be writing the sequel
If you've been keeping up to date with this story, we are sure you're aware that James Gunn was fired as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3. Gunn was sacked following the uncovering of a number of offensive tweets that he posted in jest, which dated back to 2008.
Since then, there has been a number of theories suggesting that he may return to Guardians, and others suggesting he was done with it for good.
However, yesterday the news broke that Gunn is currently in talks with DC to tackle the sequel to Suicide Squad.
Reports say he has already signed on to write the sequel, and possibly direct as well.
We can expect Gunn to bring his wry sense of humour to the project (something the original Suicide Squad was seriously lacking), but he might be bringing something else unexpected with him as well – or should that be someone unexpected.
Dave Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer in Guardians, tweeted after the news was announced saying he wants to be involved.
Where do I sign up! James Gunn Boards ‘Suicide Squad 2’ To Write And Possibly Direct – Deadline https://t.co/OwdDbAm1Ks
— Vaxxed AF! #TeamPfizer Poor Kid Chasing Dreams. (@DaveBautista) October 9, 2018
"Where do I sign up!"
Fans have already been speculating which DC Comics characters Bautista could possibly play in the Suicide Squad 2. Top of many people's lists are Batman villains Solomon Grundy and Tiger Shark.
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) October 9, 2018
— Tamoor Hussain (@tamoorh) October 9, 2018
Bautista has been a very vocal defender of Gunn since his removal from Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3.
The film's entire main cast, including Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel all signed an open letter to Disney defending the director, expressing their "love, support and gratitude for James".
Yet Bautista also posted several messages of support for Gunn, sharing a video criticising Alt-Right personality Mike Cernovich, who reported first dug up Gunn's old tweets.
— Vaxxed AF! #TeamPfizer Poor Kid Chasing Dreams. (@DaveBautista) August 24, 2018
I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this..@JamesGunn is one of the most loving,caring,good natured people I have ever met. He’s gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. He’s made mistakes. We all have. Im NOT ok with what’s happening to him
— Vaxxed AF! #TeamPfizer Poor Kid Chasing Dreams. (@DaveBautista) July 21, 2018
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 has been put on hiatus by Disney for the time being.
Also, watch us introducing Big Dave to a Henry Hoover.
We introduced Dave Bautista to British objects they don't have in America 🇬🇧🇬🇧
Batista meet Henry Hoover... 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/k7eneurHDe
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) September 4, 2018