The director of the surprise-hit Marvel film Guardians of The Galaxy, James Gunn, has revealed the latest ensemble for his DC villains film Suicide Squad! With familiar names on the list, certain characters that debuted in the 2016 Suicide Squad are expected to return for Gunn's film to reprise their roles.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 13, 2019
Gunn revealed the list of names on Twitter with the caption "Don't get too attached."
DC first debuted a live-action Suicide Squad ensemble in 2016, a film which received not-so-good reviews among critics. After Disney fired James Gunn from Marvel Studios (a decision Disney would later take back), DC tapped the Guardians director to make a new Suicide Squad film for them.
As per the cast, the returning names include Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Colonel Rick Flag), and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller). Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn will also be part of the lead characters in the upcoming DC film Birds of Prey.
New names are also adding to the Suicide Squad roster, included are stars Idris Elba, John Cena, Taika Waititi, Sean Gunn, David Dastmalchian, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchor, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, and Michael Rooker.
The new Suicide Squad is set for release on August 2021.
Homestream image from the Suicide Squad (2016) official trailer.