Suicide Squad: James Gunn reveals FULL cast; warns fans not to get too attached
With an announcement of the entire cast, Suicide Squad director warned die-hard fans to not get too attached.
James Gunn — who started his career as a screenwriter in 1990s — has finally unveiled the entire cast of his upcoming film Suicide Squad. Yes, James Gunn, who has previously written and helmed the web series PG Porn (2008–09), the superhero film Super (2010), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), is the director of Suicide Squad too.
Taking to the microblogging site, James Gunn revealed the entire cast of Suicide Squad which has the names of Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) and Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) who will reprise their roles. However, Will Smith will not be returning to play Deadshot. Joining the earlier cast for the first time are Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Idris Elba, John Cena, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, David Dastmalchian and Daniela Melchior.
Check out his post below:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 13, 2019
While announcing the cast of his upcoming film, Gunn warned the fans of Suicide Squad not to get too attached.
While the characters of the new cast are yet to be revealed by the makers, it was earlier reported that Idris Elba may be playing Deadshot. However, Elba has been roped in for a new character and Storm Reid will be his daughter, Variety reported.
The cast of the film is scheduled to kick-off shooting this month in Atlanta. According to reports, Suicide Squad will carry the story from the 2016 film which was based on DC comic’s team of villains. Responding to a fan’s query on Twitter earlier, James Gunn had said, “It’s been an unbelievably rewarding experience so far, and a real dream come true for me. I’m hoping to release some news VERY SOON.”
The announcement of the stellar cast has created a lot of buzz and fans can’t contain their excitement to watch the film in the theatre. The film is slated to release on 6th August 2021.