Not long after being fired from his role on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, director James Gunn has found himself with a job at Marvel rival DC. Gunn has been confirmed as the writer of a new Suicide Squad movie, and shortly after the news broke, one of his Guardians stars has expressed interest in working on the film. [Update: Bautista isn’t the only one approving of the news, as Suicide Squad director David Ayer has also given it the thumbs up.]
Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the Guardians series, tweeted an article about Gunn’s new role. He stated simply: “Where do I sign up!” Just who he could play is anyone’s guess, though King Shark is a popular idea among some here at GameSpot.
It’s possible Bautista was only expressing interest in watching the movie, but he has been extremely supportive of Gunn since Disney fired him over tweets from a decade ago. While the full cast of stars released a letter in support of Gunn, Bautista has been particularly outspoken on the subject. He’s even said he wants to be let out of his contract if Gunn’s Guardians 3 script isn’t ultimately used.
Guardians 3 was set to begin production early next year ahead of a 2020 release, but the movie has been put on hold indefinitely, according to previous statements from Bautista. Gunn, meanwhile, just saw his new horror movie delayed.
There’s no word yet on what the new Suicide Squad will look like, nor whether it will be a direct sequel to the maligned 2016 film. It was at least previously set to be directed by The Accountant‘s Gavin O’Connor, although an io9 report suggests Gunn could direct the movie in addition to writing it.