It won an Oscar for Makeup and Hairstyling; the joker and his team hit the box-office with $746 million, worldwide. It received somewhat mixed reviews. And now it’s back.
Warner Bros. brings back James Gunn who was temporarily fired from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to rework on The Suicide Squad as writer/director.
Fillion’s role is still undisclosed.
Actor Nathan Fillion is now added to the cast of The Suicide Squad. His role in the movie is still under wraps. Fillion is best known for playing Rick Castle on the ABC drama- Castle. He currently stars in ABC’s TV Series- The Rookie.
Fillion played the voice of Green Lantern in a number of DC animated features, including Reign of the Superman and Justice League: Doom. He has worked alongside Gunn in his previous films ‘Slither’ in 2006 and ‘Super’ in 2019. He also had a small role in Gunn’s first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
It’s not a sequel to Suicide Squad (2016)
Peter Safran the producer, previously told ComicBook.com that Gunn’s film is “not a sequel” to the 2016 ‘Suicide Squad’ movie, directed by David Ayers, despite sharing cast members and characters. “It’s called The Suicide Squad,” Safran said. “It’s not Suicide Squad 2. It is not a sequel. I will leave that alone but, yes, it’s called The Suicide Squad.” It is expected to be a reboot of sorts to the original movie.
A sprinkle of other new actors and a dash of John Cena!
The German star Flula Borg is confirmed to play a love interest to one of the characters in the Warner Bros. release. The rest of the cast is comprised of villains Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) and government official Viola Davis (Captain Waller).
Storm Reid will play the on-screen daughter of Idris Elba’s new character, which is replacing Will Smith as Deadshot.This is so that the 50-year-old star can return to the DC Extended Universe in the future. It is currently not known what DC Comics villain role Idris will take on instead, but reports claim that the decision was made as bosses didn’t want to disrespect Will by replacing him, as he’d helped to bring Deadshot to life on screen for the first time.
WWE wrestler John Cena has also joined the cast alongside Daniela Melchior, who will play Ratcatcher while David Dastmalchian will portray Polka-Dot man, a villain who is able to use his ability to turn the polka-dots covering his costume into a variety of devices, launches a crime wave based on spots and dots in Gotham City.
Release dates: The Suicide Squad is expected to be released on August 2021.