Source: Cinemablend via The Playlist
…there is a possibility that Ritchie saw a script for the project and maybe even contemplated doing the gig, but Warner Bros. has confirmed that he will not be directing the project. Instead, we can probably look forward to a few months of speculation as the studio hunts down new blood to take over the project.That was a quick correction by WB. The idea of Ritchie directing made me quite interested in what he may have developed had he decided to take on this film.
Im really disappointed because i thought he would make the sequel even better. We'll see who will direct the film!