Director James Gunn Confirms Sylvester Stallone Has Joined The Suicide Squad Cast
Sylvester Stallone is part of the cast for the new Suicide Squad movie, director James Gunn has confirmed.
Gunn took to social media to praise the Hollywood star for his work on the film.
Sharing a photograph of them both together, he wrote: "Always love working with my friend @officialslystallone and our work today on #TheSuicideSquad was no exception.
"Despite Sly being an iconic movie star, most people still don't have any idea what an amazing actor this guy is."
The pair had previously worked together on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with Sly playing Stakar Ogord.
The Suicide Squad is a follow-up to DC's 2016 movie Suicide Squad, which starred Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Jared Leto.
Robbie will reprise her role of Harley Quinn for the sequel, with the likes of Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman, and Taika Waititi joining her this time around.
Will Smith will not be rejoining the cast, however - reportedly due to scheduling conflicts, which is no surprise given that he's a busy dude these days - and Jared Leto's Joker won't be returning after his appearance in the first movie.
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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Many fans took to Twitter to praise the casting of some massive names, showing their excitement to welcome the likes of John Cena, Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion and Peter Capaldi to the fold.
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."
Earlier this year, Gunn posted to his Instagram account that work had wrapped on the long-awaited sequel, which suggests Sly was an extremely late addition to the cast.
Writing back in February, the 53-year-old filmmaker explained how the process has coincided with tragedy, as his dad passed away two weeks before filming and his dog passed away two weeks before filming finished.
But giving the post a positive twist, Gunn added: "It was a hard, hard time in my life and yet the most fulfilling time I've ever had making a movie.
"The professionalism, talent, compassion and kindness of this cast and crew inspired me every day. Thanks to everyone involved in this film, in every stage of development, in every department - I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for you all. You are why I make movies."
According to reports, the movie is set for release in August 2021.
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