The man who re-invigorated the THOR film series thanks to THOR RAGNAROK and is getting ready to jump back into it with THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER ,and already has a jam packed Fall lined up is potentially making his way onto the superhero franchise aisle. DEADLINE is reporting that actor, director and writer, Taika Waitii is currently in talks to join James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD for Warner Bros and DC.
Waititi is currently promoting his Fox Searchlight comedy JOJO RABBIT (opening Oct. 18) and beginning work on NEXT GOAL WINS, his next directorial for the studio classic label. There are no reports on what his role will be or even how big it will be.
Waititi would join a growing cast that includes Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) as well as new castmembers Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), John Cena (Peacemaker) Flula Borg, Steve Agee (King Shark) and Nathan Fillion.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD is set to hit theaters August 6, 2021.