A new report may give us a bit more of an idea as to who exactly Idris Elba is playing in The Suicide Squad.
According to a report from The Geeks WorldWide, James Gunn may not be as done with casting as he recently said. It seems that right now he is looking for someone to play ‘Drew.’ The character is described as a teenage thief who has had minimal contact with her father, who has been in prison. This is said to be the daughter of Idris Elba’s character, and that he has been in prison for murder.
The report goes on to theorize about who Elba could be playing, and the most notorious DC murders with daughters come down to Sportsmaster and Deathstroke. Deathstroke has already been established in the DCEU thanks to Joe Manganiello in Justice League. That isn’t to say that an actor change couldn’t happen, but it seems unlikely.
There is also a chance that this is a daughter/father combo we aren’t aware of. Gunn is already swapping genders on Ratcatcher, so he could easily give someone a daughter that doesn’t have one in the comics.
Hopefully Gunn will start announcing cast soon, but we’re still putting our money on some information being held back for San Diego Comic-Con.
As it stands right now, David Dastmalchian is confirmed as Polka-Dot Man, and Daniela Melchior is rumored for a genderwapped Ratcatcher.
As for returning cast from 2016’s Suicide Squad include Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and possibly Joel Kinnaman as Flagg.
The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.
SOURCE: The Geeks WorldWide
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