Warner Bros. is in early talks with Mel Gibson to direct a sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While no official offer has reportedly been made yet, the actor-turned-director is said to be familiarizing himself with material related to the comic book/film franchise.
Last year, Gibson expressed a strong negative opinion of superhero movie genre, specificially Warner Bros. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He did however say that Guardians of the Galaxy was an exception.
The studio is reportedly being aggressive in the search for a Suicide Squad 2 director, with other potential candidates including Safe House's Daniel Espinosa.
David Ayer, the director of the first Suicide Squad film, is attached to direct the as-yet-untitled spin-off with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and several other female supervillains.