We already knew that James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad was going to feature a pretty stellar cast, including Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman all returning to reprise their respective roles as Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag from David Ayer’s 2016 film Suicide Squad. There’s also been previous announcements of new additions to the cast.
Now Gunn has revealed the full cast for the upcoming movie. See below to the full list and which familiar faces are also making a return.
James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad is already shaping up to be one of the most exciting DC Extended Universe films. The film will bring back some original characters like Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as squad leader Rick Flag, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.
And, of course, there are the newcomers to the cast like Idris Elba, who is playing a role that has yet to be named. But he isn’t the only one new to the cast. Reports say that Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi and Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson will be a part of the soft reboot. More on the report below.
Actors jumping between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe isn’t anything out of the ordinary. In fact, it happens at the creative level as well, with James Gunn being one of the most recent directors to helm titles in both universes. Now, another filmmaker and actor has joined him, but just for a starring role.
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is said to be joining the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy director Gunn’s DC project The Suicide Squad, where he will appear alongside the likes of returning stars from the first movie such as Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, and Viola Davis. Fellow newcomers to the cast include Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Flula Borg, and Steve Agee. More on the report below.
Looks like James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad may have found its King Shark. As the “soft reboot” nears production, there are rumors that Michael Rooker is in talks to play the deep sea felon who joins the titular villain team on a dangerous mission. More on the report below.
Sources tell The Wrap that Rooker is in talks to play King Shark. Should he sign on, it wouldn’t be the first time that the actor has collaborated with Gunn. He played Yondu, the blue-skinned Ravenger, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
It’s not unusual for James Gunn to include characters who might be considered misfits, outsiders, or troublemakers. That couldn’t have been truer in the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films. But now he is putting together a new cast of misfits in The Suicide Squad. The soft reboot will bring back Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller to reprise their respective characters. They will be joined by Idris Elba, who will reportedly play a new character and not be replacing Will Smith as Deadshot; and John Cena, who is said to be in negotiations for a role in the film as well.
Now there are reports that confirm David Dastmalchian and Daniela Melchior will be added. According to these reports, Dastmalchian will be playing Polka-Dot Man, while Melchior will play Ratcatcher. More on this below.