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James Gunn Reveals Full Cast For The Suicide Squad

James Gunn Reveals Full Cast For The Suicide Squad

James Gunn has revealed the full cast for his Suicide Squad movie, which is due to hit screens in August 2021 - and let's just say the budget available to the casting director must have been HUGE.

Posting a graphic proudly showing off the 24 names signed up to the forthcoming film, Gunn wrote ominously: "Don't get too attached. #TheSuicideSquad."

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On the bill you'll find former WWE legend John Cena, Thor: Ragnarok co-star/director Taika Waititi, erstwhile Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi, Luther's Idris Elba and - of course - Harley Quinn herself: Margot Robbie.

No Will Smith on there this time though - reportedly that's down to scheduling conflicts, which is no surprise given that he's a busy dude these days - and it looks like Jared Leto's a no-show for now as well.

The list is rounded out by David Dasmalchian, Jai Courtney, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling NG, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Alica Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis and Michael Rooker.

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One person lamented on Twitter: "No Will Smith, no Jared Leto... Tut tut... 2 of the best characters from the first Suicide Squad."

Thankfully, at least Margot Robbie's coming back to reprise her now-iconic turn as Harley Quinn, joined by the return of Kinnaman, Davis and Courtney.

Many fans also took to Twitter to praise the casting of some other massive names, showing their excitement to welcome the likes of John Cena, Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion and Peter Capaldi to the fold.

Peter Capaldi. Credit: PA
Peter Capaldi. Credit: PA

One person tweeted: "This looks like the GREATEST DC MOVIE CAST EVER!"

Another fan said: "I never knew how badly I wanted to see a movie with both Nathan Fillion AND Peter Capaldi in it... until now."

And a third posted: "Taika Waititi and Nathan Fillion in the same movie? I expect much shenanigans."

No word on the plot yet, but with an ensemble cast like that, I imagine we can expect pretty big things.

What we do know is that it will be a 'total reboot' rather than a sequel, as producer Peter Safran told JoBlo: "First of all, we don't call it Suicide Squad 2 because it's a total reboot, so it's The Suicide Squad and I think people should be extremely excited about it."

He added: "It's everything you would hope from a James Gunn script and I think that says a lot and that promises a lot and I know that we will deliver a lot."

Currently, The Suicide Squad is due to be released on 6 August 2021.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Suicide Squad

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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