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Mel Gibson in talks to direct 'Suicide Squad' sequel

Mel Gibson is in talks to direct the sequel of "Suicide Squad." (Andy Kropa / Invision)
Mel Gibson is in talks to direct the sequel of "Suicide Squad." (Andy Kropa / Invision)

F. Scott Fitzgerald said there were no second acts in American lives, but he never said anything about Hollywood careers.

Mel Gibson is in talks to direct the sequel of "Suicide Squad," the critically panned Warner Bros. supervillain film that nevertheless brought in more than $745 million at the box office.

Originally reported by the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, Gibson confirmed the rumors during a Q&A after a "Hacksaw Ridge" screening Wednesday night at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.

When asked by the moderator if his talks with the studio were more akin to a deal or a first date, Gibson replied, "It’s kind of a first date."

The news is the latest development in the career resurrection of the "Passion of the Christ" director.

Gibson had been a Hollywood pariah for nearly 10 years, following anti-Semitic remarks coupled with a drunken-driving arrest in 2006. But the "Lethal Weapon" actor finds himself back in the industry's good graces with "Hacksaw Ridge," his film about a conscientious objector fighting during World War II.

The acclaimed film is up for best picture at the Oscars next weekend, and Gibson scored a nomination for director, his first since he won both picture and director for "Braveheart" in 1996.

Despite Gibson's buzz, the director might make something of a strange pairing for a "Suicide" sequel, given his well-publicized opinions about superhero films.

"I’m not interested in the stuff," Gibson told Deadline in a September interview, after deriding "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."

"Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic-book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex," he added. "So I don’t know. Spandex must cost a lot."

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