Dave Bautista wants Suicide Squad 2 reunion with James Gunn

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 October 2018
Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista is keen to star in 'Suicide Squad 2' if 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn is at the helm of the DC movie after being fired by Disney earlier this year

Dave Bautista is keen to star in 'Suicide Squad 2' if James Gunn is at the helm.

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star has been outspoken in defence of the franchise's director – who was sacked by Disney ahead of the third movie over controversial past tweets – and he has revealed he would follow him into the DC Extended Universe.

Responding to reports that Gunn is in talks to write and potentially even direct at sequel to the 2016 blockbuster – which starred the likes of Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto – he simply tweeted: "Where do I sign up! (sic)"

The filmmaker is said to be in line to jump ship from Marvel to DC and take on a big role behind the camera.

Meanwhile, Bautista has repeatedly insisted he wouldn't want to return to the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' film series if James' script wasn't used for the upcoming sequel.

The wrestler-turned-actor – who plays Drax the Destroyer in the movie franchise – insisted he won't do another film for the studio unless they agree to use the director's work.

He said: "James is one of the kindest, most decent people I've met. He's already turned the script for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' and where I'm at right now is that if [Marvel] don't use that script then I'm going to ask them to release me from my contract – cut me out or recast me because I'd be doing James a disservice if I didn't."

However, the 52-year-old filmmaker's brother Sean has since revealed the company will stay true to his sibling's vision.

He previously said: "I don't really know yet what's going on with 'Guardians 3'. I know that Disney still wants to make the movie. I know that they have every intention of using the script that my brother wrote."

The Suicide Squad

  • 4 stars
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 12min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi
  • UK release: 30 July 2021

Confusingly-titled sequel to Suicide Squad.