Feb 16, 2017 07:17 PM EST By Bryan Ke

‘Suicide Squad 2’ News, Update: Mel Gibson Confirms He Is In Talks With Warner Bros; Still On The First Date

Hollywood actor and director, Mel Gibson, has confirmed he is in early talks with Warner Bros to direct "Suicide Squad 2"

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Hollywood actor and film director, Mel Gibson, is now confirmed to be in talks with Warner Bros to helm the film sequel "Suicide Squad 2." Everything is still in its early phase, however.

The confirmation for the "Suicide Squad 2" director talks happened during Gibson's appearance at the screening of his Oscar-nominated film, "Hacksaw Ridge," batman-news reported. "It's kind of a first date," the actor said when asked if it's coming close to a deal or just a first date.

The news of Gibson's involvement in "Suicide Squad 2" came on Wednesday when The Hollywood Reporter, through its unnamed sources, learned that Warner Bros is currently courting the actor/director to take the helm of the sequel. Gibson is not the only candidate that the company has in mind, though, as "Life" director, Daniel Espinosa, is also being considered.

To some fans, most especially the ones who have been following the actor, this news may come off as a total surprise. Gibson has previously expressed his negative opinion about superhero movies in general, and their outrageously high budget that exceeds $150 million.

Gibson did not hold his words when he heard about the budget of "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" during his talk with Deadline last November 2016. Further saying that he is "not interested in the stuff" and continued to compare movie superheroes to real ones, explaining that the latter do not wear spandex.

He did, however, leave a few doors open in case an opportunity comes such as "Suicide Squad 2." The actor admitted that he was baffled when asked about whether big summer movies have to have an incredibly high budget or not. "I think there's a lot of waste, but maybe if I did one of those things with the green screens I'd find out different," Gibson added. "I don't know. Maybe they do cost that much."

No official word yet coming from Warner Bros regarding the company's early talks with Gibson regarding the directorial position for "Suicide Squad 2." More updates with the matter should emerge in the coming weeks.

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