James Gunn released a massive cast list for the upcoming Suicide Squad.
Gunn took to Twitter to reveal an image of the Suicide Squad that includes 24 actors. Gunn warned, “Don’t get too attached.”
The cast list includes David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waitit, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elbra, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 13, 2019
A number of these actors aren’t out of the blue. Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis are all returning from the original Suicide Squad.
Courtney will be reprising his role as Captain Boomerang, Kinnaman will play Rick Flag, Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller.
As for the other 20 actors, you have to delve into rumors to figure out who they will be playing. And some of these actors that haven’t even been rumors around them.
Steve Agee is rumored to play King Shark. (Related: Report: James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Casts King Shark)
Peter Capaldi is speculated to play Psimon. (Related: Theory: Doctor Who Actor Peter Capaldi To Play Psimon in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad)
David Dastmalchian is rumored to play Polka-Dot Man. (The Suicide Squad: Ant-Man, Dark Knight Actor David Dastmalchian Cast as Polka-Dot Man)
Daniela Melchior will reportedly play a gender-swapped Ratcatcher. (Related: The Suicide Squad Finds Its Ratcatcher Actress)
John Cena is rumored to play the old Charlton Comics character Peacemaker. (Related: John Cena Hints He Will Be in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad)
Idris Elba has had a number of rumors surrounding who he will be playing. Original rumors indicated he would replace Will Smith as Deadshot, but the most recent rumors indicate he will play Bronze Tiger. (Related: Rumor: Idris Elba to Play Bronze Tiger in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad)
Who the other actors will be playing is anyone’s guess at this point. There have been rumors that Bat-Mite might be part of the cast. (Related: James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Might Get Goofy with the Aid of Bat-Mite)
There were also early rumors of Killer Frost joining the Squad, but those seem to have cooled off. (Related: Rumor: James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Will Include Killer Frost)
Rumored plot details involve the Suicide Squad will be attempting to infiltrate some kind of secure military building being controlled by a character codenamed the General. It’s believed a ferocious beast is being locked in the bottom of the installation. The two most prominent theories of what this beast could be are King Shark or an uncontrolled white Martian with many speculate could be M’Gann more commonly known as Miss Martian.
An early rumor teased the film would “follow the team on a mission to the Middle East to stop Onslaught and infiltrate their headquarters in Qurac.”
Gunn has hinted he is using John Ostrander’s Suicide Squad stories for inspiration for his film. That book featured Bronze Tiger, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag Jr., Enchantress, Mindboggler, Nightshade, Nemesis, and Plastique. (Related: James Gunn Hints at Potential Suicide Squad Team)
What do you make of this cast for James Gunn’s Suicide Squad? Do you have any theories or ideas on who everyone is playing?