Filmmaker James Gunn seems to be making quite the impression over at Warner Bros. and DC Films with his latest DECU installment, “The Suicide Squad,” which has seemingly been hyped-up for what feels like ages and delivered the goods with an exceptional group of reviews alongside positive buzz from fickle DC Comics fans.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, DC Films president Walter Hamada said, “Gunn is always welcome back, whatever he wants to do. He really has a vision, and he’s a great partner with us. Whenever he wants to come back, we’re ready for him.” Hamada went on to add, “He’ll be back. We have more stuff planned.”
That “planned stuff” is all but confirmed to include season two of Gunn’s mature streaming series “Peacemaker,” which Gunn recently said he’s basically committed to doing if/when HBO Max picks up a second season as the show is set to debut in January.
Gunn just wrapped in Vancouver, and it is a good sign that he’s this keen on jumping back as soon as possible.
Beyond that, things like “Suicide Squad 3,” another female-centric Harley Quinn project like “Gotham City Sirens,” or even their long-gestating “Lobo” movie could end up being offered to him on the feature film side of things. Gunn has already talked publicly about being offer Superman, but instead, he considered a treatment about Krypto, Superman’s dog, but wasn’t interested in pursuing it beyond a laugh.
Lobo could be a DC character perfectly tailor-made for James Gunn, as he’s basically DC’s version of Deadpool meets Wolverine. A violent badass alien bounty hunter biker that can go toe-to-toe with overpowered superheroes like Superman. A solo movie has been in development for over a decade at Warner Bros. that Guy Ritchie almost made (“Snatch,” “Sherlock Holmes“) with Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Watchmen,” “The Walking Dead“) almost nabbing the part.
However, James Gunn’s next two projects will be Marvel‘s “Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.3” that begins shooting this November alongside a Disney+ holiday special featuring those cosmic characters. So, season two of “Peacemaker” might have to wait for a little bit.