James Gunn has finally revealed the full cast of the new Suicide Squad film late last week. Apparently, the director looks to lead a cast to go along with Margot Robbie and Viola Davis who are two of the holdovers from the first film.
Additionally, his release of the cast list confirms previously held assumptions that Will Smith will no longer be reprising his old role. Accordingly, Smith has also confirmed that he won’t be suiting up as Deadshot due to scheduling conflicts. Subsequently, Idris Elba has been confirmed as a cast member for this film. This, therefore, prompted fans and analysts to ask if he’s taking over the role of Deadshot from Will Smith. However, according to confirmed reports, Elba will not be replacing Smith despite the close possibility. Notably, Elba will be taking on an entirely different character in this reboot.
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Joining Robbie and Davis, are holdovers Kinnaman (Robocop) and Courtney (Terminator Genisys) as Captain Flag and Boomerang, respectively. Additionally, some notable casting aside from the holdovers are the following:
- John Cena – an Entertainment Wrestler
- Idris Elba
- Michael Rooker; and
- Taika Waititi
It seems though as if there’s a jump over that’s currently happening between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC. Among the cast members, a number of actors figure prominently in Marvel films. Accordingly, Michael Rooker played Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy, Taika Waititi played Korg and directed Thor Ragnarok, and Idris Elba played Heimdall in Thor.
However, the team simply accords this to coincidence. Notably, there’s no monopoly when it comes to artistic pursuits and endeavors, especially for a team that’s known to be good.
The Suicide Squad sequel/reboot starts filming on September 23 and will be showing in theaters August next year.