James Gunn shares The Suicide Squad footage, reveals Idris Elba, John Cena, Nathan Fillion, more characters

Prepare for the return of The Suicide Squad. John Cena is taking part in Peacemaker. 

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On the DC FanDome panel for The Suicide Squad on Saturday, director James Gunn revealed who’s taking part in which villain within the 2021 film and shared a teaser with some footage and behind-the-scenes glimpses on the action-packed film.

Idris Elba, it seems, is taking part in Bloodsport; wrestler-actor John Cena is playing Peacemaker; longtime Gunn pal Nathan Fillion is taking part in TDK; and Saturday Night time Reside star Pete Davidson is taking part in Blackguard. Among the roles had been already identified, together with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn; Viola Davis as Amanda Waller; Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag; and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. 

And in case you thought the Avengers had an enormous group, buckle up, as a result of The Suicide Squad is gigantic. Here is the total character checklist, as shared by Gunn on Twitter:

Idris Elba performs Bloodsport
Margot Robbie performs Harley Quinn
Viola Davis performs Amanda Waller
Sean Gunn performs Weasel
Pete Davidson performs Blackguard
Daniela Melchior performs Ratcatcher 2
Joel Kinnaman performs Colonel Rick Flag
Nathan Fillion performs TDK
Jai Courtney performs Captain Boomerang
Steve Agee performs the on-set King Shark and John Economos
Mayling Ng performs Mongal
David Dastmalchian performs Polka-Dot Man
Alice Braga performs Sol Soria
John Cena performs Peacemaker
Juan Diego Botto performs Presidente Normal Silvio Luna
Peter Capaldi performs The Thinker
Michael Rooker performs Savant
Flula Borg performs Javelin
Joaquín Cosío is Mayor Normal Mateo Suarez
Jennifer Holland performs Emilia Harcourt
Storm Reid performs Tyla

Gunn mentioned through the panel that The Suicide Squad was “by far essentially the most enjoyable I’ve ever had making a film,” which can have stunned some followers who anticipated the Guardians of the Galaxy movies to take that spot. Gunn additionally praised the intensive particular results, a lot of which had been proven in a video reel that combined behind-the-scenes footage. Solid members joined him for a laugh-filled trivia sport, and Gunn answered fan-submitted questions. He was most excited to write down for Harley Quinn, he mentioned, mentioning that the character has a “chaotic trickster god” component

He is additionally mentioned followers should not worry he wasn’t given a free hand to make the movie he wished, tweeting it is “100%, zero interference, no-holds-barred ME.”

Gunn wrote and directed the primary two Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel, however signed on for The Suicide Squad after Marvel briefly fired him for off-color tweets. Producer Peter Safran has mentioned The Suicide Squad is not a direct sequel to the unique 2016 movie Suicide Squad, although it options quite a few returning characters performed by the identical actors. The similarity of the titles is complicated, however the second film makes use of “The” in its title.

After the panel, Gunn tweeted two very comparable posters from DC FanDome, and invited followers to identify the variations. 

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Gael Fashingbauer Cooper