Guy Ritchie might not have invented the ensemble crime crew feature, but he certainly did add his own twisted British stamp on the sub-genre with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Revolver and RocknRolla. With Ritchie's King Arthur poised to gallop into theaters on May 12, the rebellious filmmaker paused to reflect on his particular talents and where they might best be aimed after he tackles Disney's live-action retelling of Aladdin.
One such project that once captured his attention is the sequel to David Ayer's Suicide Squad. The first installment was a troubled film which was heavily tampered with and recut prior to its launch last summer for fear of it being swamped in the wake of the depressing Batman v Superman.
In an interview with Variety, Ritchie guardedly hints that Warner Brothers might have come to him at some point to see if he was interested in helming Suicide Squad 2:
"I quite fancy doing Suicide Squad 2, because I thought I could do a good job with it. I can’t do it because I’m doing something else, but I’ve felt I could really do something with that."
While the studio still has yet to commit to a director for the sequel (maybe Mel Gibson?), Ritchie's time is definitely consumed with Disney's Aladdin for the next year or two, but after that his slate appears to be clear. Could he circle back to Suicide Squad 3 (if there is one), and would you love to see his brand of cool craziness brought to Amanda Waller's Worst of the Worst?