Storm Reid reportedly in talks to play Idris Elba’s daughter in The Suicide Squad

Shutterstock - Storm Reid - DFree
Shutterstock - Storm Reid - DFree

The cast of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad may have found its actor for the role of Idris Elba’s daughter. While we may not know who Elba is playing yet, we’ve heard for some time that he would have a daughter in the film. According to The Wrap, that role may be going to Storm Reid.

Reid, best known for her roles in 12 Years a Slave and  A Wrinke in Time, is reportedly in talks for the role according to multiple sources. There’s still no word on what Elba’s role is, but speculation has been pointing towards Bronze Tiger frequently.

With production reportedly set to begin in September, we expect to be hearing a lot more crew announcements in the near future.

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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SOURCE: The Wrap
IMAGE SOURCE: Shutterstock – Storm Reid – DFree