Peter Capaldi reportedly joining The Suicide Squad

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Shutterstock - Peter Capaldi - Twocoms

According to a new report, it seems that James Gunn has lined up two more cast members for The Suicide Squad: Peter Capaldi and Pete Davidson.

Deadline is reporting that James Gunn has added former Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi to the cast of The Suicide Squad. While best known for his role as the Doctor, he has had a long, award-winning career on stage, as well as in TV and films.

There is no word who Capaldi may be portraying in The Suicide Squad.

The report goes on to state that Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson may be signing on for a cameo. This would more than likely be a smaller role as he would need to shoot it during breaks in the upcoming season of the series.

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Shutterstock – Pete Davidson – DFree

These are just some of the latest rumored late additions to the cast with Taika Waititi being rumored last week, and Nathan Fillion shortly before him.

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. Flula Borg has also reportedly been added as someone’s love interest.

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


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SOURCE: Deadline
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