Best known for his work on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. James Gunn is returning as the director but for the other team, the upcoming DC movie 'Suicide Squad'. The director was fired by Disney from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 due to inappropriate tweets so he went across the street and went to work for DC.
Formed by the most super-villainous characters in the DC Universe, the new Suicide Squad will go on missions on behalf of the government in exchange for reduced prison sentences. The story kind of repeats from the first movie right? But Gunn has declared that although this is not a reboot it certainly is not a sequel.
Not many actors will return from the 2016 Suicide Squad. Margot Robbie is obviously returning as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis will reprise her role as agent Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman will play Rick Flag and Jai Courtney will return as the Aussie villain Captain Boomerang. Also, nobody from the Birds of Prey cast, aside from Robbie, is confirmed to return, either. A bunch of new villains are in town and let's take a sneak peek at each one of them.
Idris Elba is playing Bloodsport. His real name is Robert DuBois, a man who has a nervous breakdown after his brother loses his limbs in the Vietnam war. Relatively, this is a small character converting into the main one. In the comics, he has a hugely successful event. He shoots Superman with a kryptonite bullet.
John Cena plays Peacemaker, described as a "kind've douchey Captain America" and as "A man who loves peace so much that he is willing to fight for it!" David Dastmalchian plays Polka-Dot Man and is a Batman villain and well, everything about him is about Polka-dots included his weapons and his crimes. You might not remember him but he appeared on The Dark Knight, he was interrogated by Harvey Dent at Arkham Assylum.
We have a new face with Daniela Melchior, she is playing Ratcatcher 2, and guess what? Her superpower is vermin-control. Believe it or not, Sylvester Stallone is cast here too, but as the voice actor for King Shark. This character recently surfaced to popularity thanks to a comic where he is matched with another DC character Constantine and let's just leave it there. King Shark's real name is Nanaue and is kind of royalty under the sea. He has fought against Superman and Aquaman of course. Michael Rooker is Brian Durlin a.k.a Savant and is kind of a mirror to Batman: the rich boy who wants to be a villain. Mayling Ng is Mongal, an alien conqueror from planet Debstam IV and Javelin, an Olympic athlete-turned-Green Lantern villain, will be played by Flula Borg
The Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters on August 6, 2021, and it will also stream on HBO Max