James Gunn Reveals THE SUICIDE SQUAD Cast List

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Via his Twitter, THE SUICIDE SQUAD director James Gunn has revealed the cast list for the film — but not the roles the actors are playing (though some of ’em we already know).  And they are…

  • Margot Robbie
  • Idris Elba
  • Viola Davis
  • Michael Rooker
  • Joel Kinnaman
  • Jai Courtney
  • John Cena
  • Nathan Fillion
  • David Dastmalchian
  • Taika Waititi
  • Alice Braga
  • Sean Gunn
  • Storm Reid
  • Pete Davidson
  • Flula Borg
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Joaquín Cosío
  • Mayling Ng
  • Juan Diego Botto
  • Steve Agee
  • Tinashe Kajese
  • Daniela Melchior
  • Julio Ruis
  • Jennifer Holland

In his tweet (I guess that’s a verb nowadays), Gunn warned folks to get “too attached,” which I figure that means that there are going to be several cameos in the film…and they’ll probably be killed off pretty fast ala Slipknot.

It’s going to be interesting and fun to find out over the next few weeks exactly who these newcomers will be playing.

Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD has been billed as both a “total reboot” and a “relaunch” of the franchise.  Either way, I’m good because I know it’s going to be something new and different from its predecessor no matter how you label it.

Of course the “It all MUST connect!” contingent will take out their slide rules and try to figure out how and, well, this new movie will “connect” to the previous film, the DCEU (which never existed as a brand and is DOA now anyway) and future DC movies like THE BATMAN (it won’t), but all of that is neither here nor there.

Check out Mr. Gunn’s tweet below and his THE SUICIDE SQUAD starts filming in Atlanta in a couple of weeks and will hit theaters on August 6, 2021. – Bill “Jett” Ramey