It seemed like nonstop we were either hearing new additions or rumors of addition to Warner Bros THE SUICIDE SQUAD written and directed by James Gunn. Well Gunn himself has offically revealed the cast of the upcoming sequel on Twitter.
The new additions include Alice Braga (QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, I AM LEGEND), Joaquin Cosio (RAMBO), Mayling Ng (WONDER WOMAN), Juan Diego Botto (GOOD BEHAVIOR), Storm Reid (EUPHORIA, A WRINKLE IN TIME),Tinashe Kajese (COLD CASE), Julio Ruiz (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Jennifer Holland (BRIGHTBURN).
This also officially confirms Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson and Taika Waititi as members of the film.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021
When you hear that a project like THE SUICIDE SQUAD is constantly grabbing high level talent and with a director such as James Gunn at the helm you cant help but to continually have your anticipation build. This is another one of those times.
DEADLINE is reporting that DOCTOR WHO actor Peter Capaldi, who also is an Academy Award winner (1995) is joining THE SUICIDE SQUAD. But the announcements do not stop there. It is also being reported that SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE‘s Pete Davidson has been in talks for a small cameo in the pic, and there’s a chance he’ll do it between breaks on the shot. That deal is still coming together.
No details were given in regards to which roles Capaldi or Davidson will play. What do you think of this news and who would you like to see these characters portray on the big screen?
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.
I think it’s pretty safe to say James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD is locked and loaded with talent on all fronts and this latest casting announcement just adds to it.
DEADLINE just broke the news that Comedian Steve Agee is the latest addition to the “worst heroes ever” sequel. Agee will provide the voiceover to super-villain King Shark, who most recently was seen on The CW’s THE FLASH.
Agee already has a working relationship with Gunn as he was in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 as Gef, a member of the Ravagers. This is also not the first time Agee will be utilizing his voice talents. He can also be heard on Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and Netflix’s TWELVE FOREVER.
The Suicide Squad that is. Storm Reid from A WRINKLE IN TIME has signed on to join James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Now it is being reported that Reid is set to play Idris Elba’s daughter in the film. Elba, who was recently revealed to be portraying Brock Turner aka Bronze Tiger in the film will be part of the group of anti-heroes based on DC Comics characters.
The group includes returning cast members, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinneman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller along with newcomers Daniela Melchior, John Cena and David Dastmalchian.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD is set to hit theaters Aug 6, 2021
The BLACK ADAM film is getting more traction as Variety is reporting that JUNGLE CRUISE director Jaume Collet-Serra is in negotiations to direct Johnson’s first romp into the superhero world.
BLACK ADAM became a priority after the success of SHAZAM! New Line Cinema originally wanted to introduce the character in the first SHAZAM! movie but the producing team quickly made the conscious effort to separate the two characters with a “Black Adam” solo pic. There is also rumor of Black Adam being involved in THE SUICIDE SQUAD.
James Gunn is non stop with the recruiting for THE SUICIDE SQUAD. In addtion to working with returning cast members Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinneman (Rick Flag), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller) and new additions John Cena (Peacemaker), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), David Dastmalchian (Polka Dot Man).
Now you can add another high profile name to the list. It is being reported by Forbes that Guardians of the Galaxy actor, Benecio Del Toro is on Gunn’s radar to play the movie’s big bad, a character known as “The General.” It is worth noting there are several established DC Comics villains that have used this moniker, including Wade Ellering and Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong. All we know about this guy is that he’ll be a new thorn in Task Force X’s side.
Are you excited for this potential casting news?