John Cena has finally addressed those rumors about joining the cast of The Suicide Squad, and it sounds as though there have at least been talks.
Speaking with The Wrap to promote his upcoming hosting job on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, Cena was asked about the persistent rumors that he will be in The Suicide Squad, to which he commented it “would be a tremendous opportunity for growth.”
“You have to get everything buttoned up before you can make it official, I don’t want to say anything … I will just say that if that opportunity presents itself, then I will be very grateful to take it,” Cena added.
As with most times when an actor is in negotiations for a role they won’t confirm or deny, but this certainly sounds as though talks have at least happened.
We aren’t clear on when this interview was conducted, but it appears he was not yet officially signed on to Fast & Furious 9. That news hit late last week, so there is every chance things have changed on The Suicide Squad as well, we just don’t know for sure at this time.
The cast of The Suicide Squad seems to be on in flux at the moment as we await official word on numerous cast members. Currently, Margot Robbie is rumored, but not confirmed, to return as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman looks to be returning as Flagg, 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.
The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.
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