James Gunn in Talks to Write and Possibly Direct Suicide Squad 2

Christopher Polk, Getty Images
Christopher Polk, Getty Images

​In July, the Marvel Cinematic Universe faced a huge problem when Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was ​fired after offensive tweets from nearly a decade ago resurfaced. Now, though a third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy series is still set to move forward without Gunn, it seems that DC is ready to snatch him up.

According to ​The Wrap, Gunn is in talks to write Suicide Squad 2, the sequel to David Ayer's divisive villain film, which centered around Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Jared Leto's Joker. The site also reports the Marvel alum is being eyed to direct the movie as well.

Although Suicide Squad was not met with critical acclaim, Gunn could surely be the person to save the series. Unfortunately, Ayer's writing and directing just didn't hold up, with the characters being more goofy than scary and the plot a bit jumbled.

Very few details are known about a time frame for production on the sequel, but Margot Robbie's ​Birds of Prey film, which is due out in February 2020, will hopefully set it up.

A Stranger Things Fan Is Selling Epic Demogorgon Dog Costumes on Etsy

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
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Stranger Things is great at placing the truly terrifying alongside the absolutely adorable. One minute we are gushing over Eleven and Mike’s teen romance, and the next we’re jumping off the couch at the sight of those possessed by the Mind Flayer.

No matter how seamless the Duffer Brothers' Netflix series is in weaving together these moments, it seems like it would be impossible to make the Demogorgon cute. But somehow, one crafty fan has done just that.

Etsy shop ThatCraftyFriendShop has created Demogorgon headpieces that fit perfectly on your dog’s head.

People reports that the headpieces range in size from extra small (for 5- to 10-pound dogs) all the way to extra large (for dogs over 75 pounds). Prices range from $25 to $75, depending on the size of your four-legged friend.

These wool and felt doggy costumes are perfect for Halloween, or even a Stranger Things watch party while you continue to binge and re-binge the third seasonwith a decked-out doggy by your side.

[h/t People]

J.K. Rowling Reveals How San Francisco Inspired Major Harry Potter Location

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

The award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about to open at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. The two-part drama takes place 19 years after the events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and depicts Harry’s life as his son, Albus, is about to begin school at Hogwarts.

J.K. Rowling has pointed out that San Francisco had a deep influence on the original Harry Potter novels, SFGate reports. In the video below, Rowling talks about how Alcatraz, the infamous former prison, inspired her creation of Azkaban.

"[San Francisco] is a very distinctive, special place—I love the feel of it, I love the architecture,” Rowling said. “I've actually said this before, but Azkaban is a combination of Alcatraz and Abbadon, which is an old word for hell. I squeezed those words together. The idea of the rock in the middle of the ocean was directly inspired by a visit to Alcatraz."

With its mist and Gothic mood, it’s no wonder this slice of San Francisco inspired a big part of the Harry Potter world.

[h/t SFGate]

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