Did Gavin O’Connor exit SUICIDE SQUAD 2 over BIRDS OF PREY script comparisons?

Suicide Squad

Put this one firmly in your rumour pile. Following the news that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is first in line to write and direct Suicide Squad 2 many fans have been asked: what happened to Gavin O’Connor?

O’Connor was originally set to write and direct the movie. He’s spoken openly about the film as recently as just a couple of months ago. But now it seems he quietly exited the film over similarities between his script and the Birds of Prey movie which enters production in early 2019.

Variety‘s own Justin Kroll has been hearing the same rumour and tweeted fans last night to update on the news:

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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG