John Cena in talks to join James Gunn's 'Suicide Squad' reboot

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It wouldn’t be a typical news week if we weren’t reporting on James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’ reboot.

Now that we have a somewhat clearer picture of Gunn’s team of “very bad people,” we have news that John Cena is in negotiations to join the cast.

Variety’s Justin Kroll first broke the news citing fellow WWE wrestler - Dave Bautista’s - "massive work schedule" prompted the addition of Cena. Reports previously speculated Bautista was attached to play the Peacemaker, an “agent of peace whose motives are driven by an extremist form of pacifism that makes him love peace so much he would kill for it.”

Additionally, Kroll reports Margot Robbie is expected to return as Harley Quinn along with Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang.

Production is expected to start this fall with a Aug. 6, 2021 theatrical release.

Greg Harmon | Managing Editor and Cultjer Contributor | Follow me @sweetharmony for Film & TV discussion