The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Mel Gibson is in early talks with Warner Brothers to direct SUICIDE SQUAD 2. While this may seem like a bizarre and odd choice to a lot of people, it makes perfect sense and is a rather brilliant move if Gibson ends up taking the job. Gibson is hot off of HACKSAW RIDGE which yielded him a Best Director nomination, as well as a bounty of other nominations. Warners is very happy with Gibson.
Considering how anti-PC the first SS film was, and considering Gibson’s off color past, this is an epic decision by Warners. Gibson is one of the very best visual and world building filmmakers working today, and considering the foreshadowed darker tone of the upcoming DC films post JUSTICE LEAGUE, I think it is fair to say that if Gibson does, in fact, direct the film, it most certainly would be rated R.