Guardians of the Galaxy director and upcoming The Suicide Squad director James Gunn hinted at just which Suicide Squad characters might be part of Gunn’s film.

Gunn posted on his Instagram Stories a cover of John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell’s Suicide Squad #2. The cover would be used for Suicide Squad Vol. 1: A Trial By Fire which was reprinted back in 2015 just before the release of the first Suicide Squad movie.

The cover features Bronze Tiger, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag Jr., Enchantress, and Mindboggler. Not shown on the cover, but the team also featured Nightshade, who is working undercover as well as Nemesis. Plastique is also part of the team.

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In the issue, the Suicide Squad is tasked with taking down the Jihad, which is based in a nearly impenetrable fortress called Jotunheim. And the Jihad are a bunch of brutal people who are mass executing people in the area. The Jihad is made up of Manticore, Djinn, Ravan, Jaculi, Rustam, and Marlos.

The issue is full of intrigue and surprises with double crosses both ways and of course not all of the Suicide Squad makes it out alive.

Given James Gunn’s Instagram post it definitely looks like he will be finding inspiration for his upcoming film in all the right places. Rumors indicate The Suicide Squad movie will see the “team on a mission to the Middle East to stop Onslaught and infiltrate their headquarters in Qurac.”

However, it’s more than likely not all of the characters featured on the cover and in the issue will be returning for Gunn’s Suicide Squad. It’s more than likely Deadshot will not be featured as Will Smith, who played Deadshot in the first Suicide Squad, will not be returning for this reboot. But what might be more exciting is that Idris Elba could be playing Bronze Tiger. Elba had previously been reported of taking over Smith’s Deadshot, but recent rumors indicate that is not happening.

Jai Courtney, who played Captain Boomerage, confirmed he will be returning for the role. Recent reports also indicate that Joel Kinnaman will reprise his role as Rick Flagg. Also reported to return is Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.

Dave Bautista is rumored to join the film as Peacemaker. There are also rumors Gunn’s Suicide Squad will feature Ratcatcher, Polka Dot Man, and King Shark. We also might get movie version of Killer Frost.

Are you looking forward to James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad? Are there any Squad members you want on the team? Who do you want the team to oppose?

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