Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy..Director James Gunn..Ph: Jay Maidment..Marvel 2014

James Gunn is directing The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. He was previously hired to pen the script with an eye to direct. Now, he’s officially in the director’s chair.

The film is being described as a relaunch and not a sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gunn will be using a mostly new cast of characters and actors.

Gunn was supposed to be shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 right about now. Instead, he was fired by Disney last summer after years-old offensive tweets resurfaced.

Many disagreed with Disney’s decision and clearly, WB does not share The Mouse’s concerns.

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter