The Suicide Squad: James Gunn Hosts Star-Studded Panel At DC Fandome

by Joseph Marcas
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The Suicide Squad released a ton of information today as the cast gathered virtually to reveal some new behind the scenes footage. Final confirmation of which actors are playing which character was revealed through teaser images.

More Than A Dirty Dozen

Director James Gunn, alongside the cast of The Suicide Squad, hosted a revealing (and at times rambunctious) look at the movie. First things first though… take a look at the teaser trailer that just dropped featuring the roll call.

This latest trailer features a stylized representation of the characters similar to the first teaser images we received from the first movie. One key omission though was King Shark. It was not revealed who will be voicing him but there is speculation already going on the internet.

Ostrander’s legacy

Gunn revealed a little bit more about his approach to this movie. Clearly, Gunn is excited to be a part of this project and stated a few times how much fun he had. He even went so far as to say that this was the most fun he’s ever had on a movie.

Another thing he revealed was how he saw this project not as a reinvention of the Suicide Squad but rather a continuation of the comics. Gunn noted how he is a big fan of John Ostrander‘s classic run of Suicide Squad from the 70’s. He said that he wants this movie as more of a sequel to the books (ed. perhaps similar to what we see in HBO’s Watchmen)

The Suicide Bunch x2

Before getting to the behind the scenes look at the movie that just wrapped shooting, Gunn hosted a trivia session between two teams made up of the cast. Clearly, the cast enjoys each others company (even Michael Rooker’s company) and fans can hope that energy will be evident when the movie hits theater.

But enough talk, let’s take a look:

Here the cast/character breakdown (listed in the same order as the video):

Viola Davis – Amanda Waller

Joel Kinnaman – Colonel Rick Flag

Michael Rooker – Savant

Flula Borg – Javelin

Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn

David Dastmalchian – Polka Dot Man

Daniela Melchor – Ratcatcher 2

Idris Elba – Bloodsport

King Shark (Taiki Waititi?)

Mayling Ng – Mongal

Peter Capaldi – Thinker

Alice Braga – Solsoria

Pete Davidson – Blackguard

Nathan Fillion – TDK

Sean Gunn – Weasel

Jai Courtney – Captain Boomerang

John Cena – Peacemaker

The Suicide Squad hits theaters August 6th, 2021.

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