Shutterstock - Taika Waititi - DFree
Shutterstock - Taika Waititi - DFree

It seems that James Gunn is still busy filling out the cast for The Suicide Squad, and the next person to join is reportedly Taika Waititi.

While Waititi is best known as a director for films such as What We Do in the Shadows and Thor: Ragnarok, he’s also an actor. Typically in his own films, but he does venture out every so often. This won’t even be his first excursion into a DC film as he previously played Thomas Kalmaku in 2011’s Green Lantern.

It is unknown for now which role he will be playing in The Suicide Squad, but it seems doubtful it will be a major one. Currently, Waititi is preparing to promote his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, preparing to shoot his next film, Next Goal Wins, and then he is moving directly into Thor: Love and Thunder. To say his schedule is full would be an understatement. With this list of commitments, we’re speculating that his role will be fairly minor.

Currently, it is rumored that The Suicide Squad will have a table read on Sept. 11, and filming will begin on Sept. 23.

Even with production so close to commencing, we still don’t have a solid lock on the cast. Currently, 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. Nathan Fillion is also now rumored for a role as well.

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


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SOURCE: Deadline
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