Remember Suicide Squad? The bad movie about comic book supervillains becoming the good guys (I think, never actually saw it)? And remember Mel Gibson? The Jesus-loving guy who still has a career in Hollywood despite being a racist conservative? Well, you'll never guess where this is going.
OK, you called it: Warner Brothers is reportedly looking to bring Gibson aboard for Suicide Squad 2—man, it feels weird to even type that sequel title—not as a new character, but to direct. This is 2017, folks. This is the world we live in.
Two unpopular things that go great together? Not judging by the reactions:
Now, it's true that nothing is confirmed yet, and things can always go haywire at any stage of film production. He also called Warner Brothers' widely panned Batman v Superman "a piece of shit," which is kind of awkward.
But in a certain way, doesn't this make sense?
And yet, there are so many reasons to think this may not happen.
And yet, if it did...
So a mixed bag all in all, though certainly the stuff that social media wildfires are made of. Hey, why bother making good films when you can just count on controversy to sell tickets?