At The Suicide Squad presentation at DC FanDome, it was revealed what characters the cast will be playing in the film, as well as revealing a sneak peek of some behind the scenes footage of the upcoming film.
While the main plot of the film is still being kept under wraps, we learn that it will be very much a gritty ’70s war pic combined with Gunn’s distinct comedic sensibilities and style.
In the roll call trailer, we learn of the original Suicide Squad film characters returning are Harley Quinn (Robbie), Amanda Waller (Davis), Rick Flag (Kinnaman) and Captain Boomerang (Courtney), as well as being introduced to new additions such as Bloodsport (Elba), Peacemaker (Cena), The Thinker (Capaldi), Sol Soria (Braga), Blackguard (Davidson), Polka-Dot Man (Dastmalchian), Savant (Rooker), TDK (Fillion), Ratcatcher 2 (Melchior), King Shark (Agee), Weasel (Gunn), Mongal (Ng) and Javelin (Borg).
While I’m surprised we didn’t get a proper teaser for the film, I am liking the new additions being brought into this film. Having Capaldi of all people play The Thinker is perfect casting and I am very curious to see what kind of way King Shark will be portrayed in the film. If he’s anything like his animated counterpart in the Harley Quinn series, he will steal the show. If not, the obvious scene-stealer is going to be Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man.
The Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Idris Elba, John Cena, Michael Rooker, David Dastmalchian, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Pete Davidson, Peter Capaldi, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Julio Ruiz and Jennifer Holland.
The Suicide Squad is scheduled for cinematic release on the 6th August 2021.