Birds of Prey May Be Why Suicide Squad 2 Lost Its Director

Suicide Squad has a new writer in James Gunn, who may also be its new director, and a rumor has now emerged that purportedly explains what happened to the previous writer/director.

Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant) was said to be DC and Warner Bros.’ top choice to helm the supervillains-turned-good-guys sequel as of last month. That’s clearly no longer the case, and Variety Film Reporter Justin Kroll claims to have the scoop on why the change was made.

“On the Gavin O’Connor front in relation to

,” Kroll tweeted earlier today, “hearing the story he had for the sequel ended up almost being identical to the BIRDS OF PREY story and when that film was given the go ahead to go before

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