If anyone is going to make the upcoming sequel/soft-reboot of Suicide Squad work, it would probably be James Gunn. Gunn was one of the main people who made us care about a raccoon and a talking tree, after all. We knew that Idris Elba, John Cena, and even Nathan Fillion were joining the cast of The Suicide Squad. We also knew that Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman would return for this new installment.
We can now officially put a few more names on that cast list, thanks to James Gunn. The director took to Twitter and revealed the full main cast for The Suicide Squad, which you can see below:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 13, 2019
It is strange to see Gunn suggest that we “don’t get too attached” to the cast, probably meaning we’re going to see a few deaths in the upcoming DC film. It could also just suggest that a good chunk of this cast has a minor role to play in the story.
Sean Gunn, James’ brother, and Taika Waititi are interesting names to see on this official cast list. Sean Gunn plays Kraglin, a supporting character in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, and he does the on-set work for Rocket Raccoon. Seeing Taika Waititi’s name on here is especially peculiar as he’s a huge name under the Marvel banner at the moment and is set to direct the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder film.
Idris Elba’s character, who is reportedly going to act as the film’s main protagonist alongside the rest of the Suicide Squad, is still unknown at this time. Initial reports stated that Elba would replace Will Smith as Deadshot. However, it was later said the studio wanted to leave the door open for Smith to return to the Suicide Squad franchise down the line if he wants to. Instead of playing Deadshot, Elba would reportedly be playing a new character. The internet has gone crazy with speculation since then. The popular vote so far goes to Bronze Tiger, a character who was most recent adaptation was seen on CW’s Arrow. Other fan-castings include the likes of Captain Cold, Mr. Freeze, and even Deathstroke.
Are you excited for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad? Who do you think Idris Elba will play in the movie? Let us know in the comments below!