James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Full Cast Announced

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After months of rumours and one-off announcements, director James Gunn has finally revealed the official cast of The Suicide Squad, WB’s follow up to 2016’s Suicide Squad (that’s not confusing at all). It would appear that the only returning members of the Squad will be Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis with all of the other characters being new faces. Idris Elba was previously reported to be replacing Will Smith as Deadshot, but now we are hearing that he will play a different role, leaving Smith the chance to return somewhere down the road if he so chooses. Other new additions include John Cena, Alice Braga, Nathan Fillion, Peter Capaldi, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, and of course, Sean Gunn and Michael Rooker. Here is Gunn’s Instagram post revealing the full roster of names:


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Don’t get too attached. #TheSuicideSquad

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Of those actors, here are the ones that currently have confirmed or rumoured roles:

  • Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
  • Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang
  • Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
  • Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg
  • David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man
  • Daniel Melchior as Ratcatcher
  • Steve Agee as King Shark (voice)
  • John Cena as Peacemaker (rumoured)
  • Idris Elba as Deathstroke or Bronze Tiger (rumoured)

That is a pretty huge ensemble and it should give them a lot of opportunity to build for the future (although as the comic premise and Gunn’s Instagram comment indicate, some of these characters may not survive the film). Obviously Warner Brothers are hoping that they will get things right this time and win back fans who were disappointed with David Ayer’s movie. The Suicide Squad hits theatres on Aug. 6th, 2021. Are you looking forward to James Gunn’s take on this comic?

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