James Gunn is beefing up the cast for his upcoming take on ‘The Suicide Squad’ including a potential role for director Taika Waititi…
James Gunn is preparing to kick off production on his ‘Suicide Squad’ sequel with several new cast members reportedly joining the film.
Frequent Gunn collaborator Nathan Fillion — best known for his iconic role in Joss Whedon’s ‘Firefly’ as well as eight seasons on the ABC series ‘Castle’ — has joined ‘The Suicide Squad’ in an undisclosed role. Fillion has teamed up with Gunn several times in the past including his leading role in the horror-comedy ‘Slither’.
Meanwhile, Steve Agee, who previously teamed with Gunn for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, will reportedly provide the voice for King Shark — an infamous DC villain who has appeared in several seasons of ‘The Flash’ series on the CW.
And finally, Taika Waititi — best known as the director of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ as well as ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ — is reportedly in talks for a role in Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’ movie, although it’s unknown how big or small the role would be. Waititi typically stands behind the camera but he has polished up his acting chops while providing the voice for Thor’s hilarious sidekick Korg in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ as well as playing a part in his upcoming satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’, which drops in October.
James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ also includes Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag as well as David Dastmalchian playing Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher and Idris Elba and Flula Borg in undisclosed roles.
‘The Suicide Squad’ is set to land in theaters on August 6, 2021.