James Gunn Reveals New Details on 'The Suicide Squad' at DC FanDome
Writer/Director James Gunn has revealed who is playing who for his upcoming 'The Suicide Squad' film.
James Gunn's The Suicide Squad will see Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, and Margot Robbie will reprise their roles of Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag, and Harley Quinn from the 2016 Suicide Squad.
Longtime Gunn collaborator Michael Rooker will play Savant, Flula Borg will play Javelin, David Dastmalchian will be Polka Dot Man, and Daniela Melchior will play Ratcatcher 2.
That's not all as Idris Elba will play the villain Bloodsport, who is locked up for shooting Superman with a kryptonite bullet (unclear what version of Superman and what universe this film will be set in.) Mayling Ng will be Mongal, Steve Agee will play King Shark, Alica Braga will be Sol Soria, Nathan Fillion will play TDK, Sean Gunn will portray Weasel, Peter Capaldi will play The Thinker (the character was portrayed in season four), SNL's Pete Davidson will play Black Guard, and John Cena will portray a douchey version of Captain America called Peacemaker.
Gunn revealed in the panel that this film was the most fun he's had (Uh, the Guardians need to step up their game for Vol.3.) We also learned that the inspiration behind Gunn's The Suicide Squad is John Ostrander's comicbooks and that his film will act as a sequel to his books. The film has also been described as a 70s war pic but with Gunn's key comedic humor.
The Suicide Squad arrives in theaters on August 6, 2021.