BREAKING: 'Suicide Squad' Sequel To Be Directed By 'The Accountant' Helmer Gavin O'Connor

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Finally! It appears an official deal has been made over at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment for who they'll be bringing on to write and direct the highly anticipated sequel to their divisive, but box office smash, Suicide Squad

Warrior and and The Accountant helmer, Gavin O'Connor has signed on to direct the untitled sequel which will reunite stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Jai Courtney, among others.

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According to the good folks over at Deadline:

O’Connor came in and pitched his vision of the movie, and he will write that with scripting partner Anthony Tambakis. 

Deadline also notes that this is a big job, directing the next installment of the 2016 Warner Bros DC film that grossed $745 million worldwide.

We'll have more news on the project as it moves forward, so stay tuned.

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Suicide Squad 2 does not yet have an official release date.

SOURCE: Deadline, Variety, Screenrant