Get out your scorecards for The Suicide Squad as things just got even more confusing.

It has been confusing trying to figure out if The Suicide Squad is a sequel or a reboot. The producer, Peter Safran, has said it’s a reboot. James Gunn, the director of the film, has said we’ll just have to wait and see.

But here’s the issue: Cast from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad keep coming back. It has been confirmed Jai Courtney will return as Captain Boomerang, and now it appears the rumors of Joel Kinnaman returning as Rick Flagg are true as well.

At the range with my great friend and teacher @kevinlvance and Lele the Italian stallion. Easing into that squad preppppp…. thanks @tarantactical for letting us use the range!

To be fair, and nitpicky, he didn’t capitalize ‘squad.’ He could be playing a military man in some other film, but we’re still going to say this pretty much confirms his return for The Suicide Squad.

Currently, Margot Robbie is rumored, but not confirmed, to return as Harley Quinn, and word is that Viola Davis will also reprise her role as Amanda Waller.

As to new characters, David Dastmalchian is confirmed as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior is rumored for a genderswapped Ratcatcher, and we still have no clear indication who Idris Elba is playing. A new rumor, however, points to his character having a daughter, so that narrows down the field a bit. And the final new character rumor has Benicio del Toro possibly up for the role of the film’s villain.

At some point, we’ll figure out what exactly is going on, but we just don’t know when that will be.

The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.


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