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'The Suicide Squad" Movie Cast: Everything We Know So Far

Here's everything we know so far about the cast and crew of the Suicide Squad movie sequel. in 2016 Warner Bros released Suicide Squad. It was a movie starring Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jay Hernandez, Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Karen Fukuhara (Katana), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), and Jared Leto (Joker).

The movie was a box office disappointment but the studio always planned to make a sequel. It went through a variety of writers and directors. Now it's gotten new life with the hiring of James Gunn. The movie, now called The Suicide Squad starts production in Atlanta this September with James Gunn set to write and direct and Peter Safran set to produce.

Here are all the confirmed and rumored cast members and crew.

Director: James Gunn

James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) signed on to direct the Suicide Squad sequel after being fired by Marvel for offensive tweets that resurfaced. He also wrote the script.

Gunn was given the freedom to develop the movie without having to be a slave to the first movie. At first, it was announced as a reboot but that might not be the case.

Idris Elba as TBA

Idris Elba (The Dark Tower) is the first cast member confirmed for the Suicide Squad movie. Elba was the first and only choice Gunn made for the movie.

Early reports said he'd be replacing Will Smith as the expert marksman and assassin Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot. Turned out to be a misfire. Just because he's black doesn't mean he has to play Deadshot. Variety reported he's playing a new character.
"The team also did not want to feel as if it was disrespecting Smith, who helped bring this character to life for the first time, by replacing him with Elba. While many believe chances are still slim for a future return, the decision keeps the door open for Smith to possibly come back in future films, since his original reason for leaving had to do with scheduling and not creative differences."
So in time, we'd find out who he plays.

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Margot Robbie plays the crazed criminal and former psychiatrist Dr. Harley Quinzel aka Harley Quinn. Robbie shined as the manic Harley Quinn and her performance was one of the most talked about part of the movie. After the movie, Warner Bros signed her up for four separate spin-off movies. Those have been pared back. 

After Gunn signed on they announced the movie would be a reboot and have a new cast. After some early reports suggested Robbie might not be back Variety confirmed that she's coming back for the new movie. Whether she plays Harley Quinn the same is hard to say. But her spin-off movie Birds of Prey just wrapped up shooting.

John Cena (Rumored) as TBA

Variety confirmed that John Cena (Bumblebee) is in talks to join the rest of the Suicide Squad. Just like Idris Elba, we don't know who he's playing.

He could be a villain or a superhero. With his muscular build, my money is on a superhero.

Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang

Jai Courtney (Terminator: Salvation) played George "Digger" Harkness / Captain Boomerang the Australian master thief who uses a boomerang. "For a long time I wasn’t even sure if [my return] was going to be the case or not," Courtney recently told Collider. But after he got the script he knew he was in. Courtney coyly added. "It’s a great [script], I was surprised by everything [in it]."

Hollywood Reporter later officially confirmed he's in the movie reprising his character.

Amanda Rabinowitz (Rumored) as Deputy Defense Secretary

Amanda Rabinowitz is an actress mainly known for her television work on shows like Riverdale. There's no confirmation but IMDb lists her in the film as an unnamed Deputy Defense Secretary.

IMDb is sometimes right and wrong about casting so it's just a rumor for now.

Viola Davis as Amanda Waller

Viola Davis will be reprising her role as U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller. She's the head of the "Task Force X" program. Waller is described as "ambitious and devious", has "big plans", and no "meta-human or military protocol is going to get in her way". 

For a while, it looked like she wasn't joining the party, but then it was confirmed that she was coming back for the sequel/reboot. 

Joel Kinnaman (Rumored) as Rick Flagg

Swedish-American actor Kinnaman (Robocop) played the leader of Task Force X. Hollywood Reporter reported  he's not in the film saying "Gunn is said to be using mostly DC characters who did not appear in David Ayer's 2016 film, although several are expected to return, including Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and Rick Flagg, originally played by Joel Kinnaman, say sources. Another source, however, says Flagg is no longer in the follow-up."

Then Discussing Film confirmed his casting saying "we can confirm that Joel Kinnaman will reprise his role as Rick Flagg in James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad'". So we'll have to wait and see.

Besides the rumored cast, there are also some rumored characters. The movie will reportedly feature Ratcatcher, King Shark, Polka-Dot Man, Peacemaker, and a new alien female character.

The cast and crew are shaping up nicely and it could just be another hit for DC and Warner Bros.

About The Suicide Squad (2021)

Directed by James Gunn
"The Suicide Squad" stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman
"The Suicide Squad" is scheduled for release August 08, 2021 (United States)

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