Before the launch of “Wonder Woman” in theaters, Warner Bros. has been having bad luck from a critics point of view. “Man of Steel” received a warm welcome, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was ripped to shreds, and “Suicide Squad” was considered by some critics to be an amateur work.

Despite the poor ratings of “Suicide Squad” by critics around the world, the film went on to make over $700 million at the worldwide box office, which secures a sequel in the future. The film even went on to win an Oscar. However, the studio is finding it difficult to land a director for the sequel.

This is not particularly surprising. After all, Warner Bros. and its DC Extended Universe movies are not on the same level as Disney and Marvel. In all honesty, Marvel comes off as a company that’s sure of its plans, though the same cannot be said about Warner Bros.

‘Suicide Squad’ sequel in hot water

Recent reports have claimed that “The Shallows” director Jaume Collet-Serra, came onboard as Warner Bros. first choice to direct “Suicide Squad 2.” However, a report from Deadline says the Spanish director will instead helm “Disney's Jungle Cruise” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the leading man.

It wouldn’t be the first time Warner Bros. has failed to secure a director. Not to mention, Jaume Collet-Serra chose to jump ship to rival, Disney.

That’s a huge blow to “Suicide Squad 2,” even more so if the Disney film turns out to be a huge success both critically and at the box office.

Still, there’s room for others in the director’s chair. Early rumors stated that Mel Gibson was one of the front runners to tackle the film. It wouldn’t be such a bad idea since he’s a proven filmmaker with a strong track record.

It’s been years since his drunken tirade that caused him to be shunned by Hollywood, but Gibson is back, and he’s doing well.

There’s no need for Warner Bros. or anyone else to bring his past back into play, especially with a man with such useful talent.

Will Smith and Margot Robbie set to return

In the first “Suicide Squad” movie, Will Smith played the role of Deadshot, while Margot Robbie did a spectacular job as Harley Quinn.

Their performances, however, were not enough to improve the quality of the movie, so fans should be happy they are on board to return for the sequel.

As for Jared Leto who played The Joker, well, he’s also set to return. That’s good news, but the actor will need to improve his performance because it wasn’t the best. More overacting than actual acting and the film paid for such mistakes.