DC’s super-villain black ops team are heading back to the big screen after their financially successful-yet-critically mauled first outing with a brand new creative visionary in control: Guardians of the Galaxy‘s James Gunn.
The filmmaker has famously assembled a motley crew for the MCU, and now he’s doing the same for DC with one of the most star-studded casts in recent memory — all of whom were officially unveiled on Friday (September 13).
Gunn shared an official cast list on Instagram, which confirmed that Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and the Squad’s overseer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) are all returning from the first movie.
Major newcomers include Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, Storm Reid, John Cena, Alice Braga, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi and Jennifer Holland in (officially) unconfirmed roles, while the director will also reunite with Guardians cast members Michael Rooker and (his brother) Sean Gunn.
However, James Gunn had a warning for any fans really loving the line-up, writing on Instagram: “Don’t get too attached.”
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Earlier this week, he debunked fan theories that the cast would be assembling in the days to come for a table read by revealing he’d actually already had it! It’s classic Amanda Waller to operate stealthy.
The Suicide Squad is released in cinemas on August 6, 2021.