Idris Elba’s role in The Suicide Squad might be known to all, after all. According to a new report from Forbes‘ Mark Hughes, Idris Elba could play the character of Bronze Tiger in the James Gunn-helmed Suicide Squad 2. It’s the second role the Thor: Ragnarok star has been ready up to play, after initially joining the production to replace Will Smith as the Deadshot.
Second time Bronze Tiger appears in live action
Should the report proven accurate, it’d be the second time Bronze Tiger/Ben Turner has appeared in live action. Spawn alum Michael Jai White currently plays the character on The CW’s Arrowverse, primarily on the Arrow.
While some involved with the studio have explained The Suicide Squad as a reboot, James Gunn himself wouldn’t say whether it was a reboot or sequel. “You know, these terms are all so very narrow. There are so many terms,” he said before adding, “It is what it is. You’ll see in two years when it finally comes out.”
Suicide Squad Cast
Suicide Squad cast includes long-time collaborator David Dastmalchian boarding the film as Polka-Dot Man, in addition to Jai Courtney and Viola Davis both reportedly joining the project to reprise their roles from the first film. When we spoke with Gunn’s brother Sean — who has appeared in both the Guardians of the Galaxy films — earlier this year, he wasn’t very sure whether he’d end up appearing in the movie.
“You know,that I have no idea,” Gunn admits. “I’m always willing to do anything he [James] needs me to do. I’m also very, very respectful of the creative process from the point of view of the people who are writing and coming up with this story. I’ve been in the business long enough to know that story is the king.”
The Suicide Squad is due out August 6, 2021. Other upcoming DC films include Joker on October 4th, Birds of Prey on February 7, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020, and The Batman on June 25, 2021.