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It seems that the cast for The Suicide Squad has begun gathering for the start of production as the table read has been held.

Rumors had pegged Sept. 11 as the day for the first table read of The Suicide Squad script, but it seems that information was incorrect. A fan on Twitter asked James Gunn to confirm the information, to which he replied, “Like so many rumors, this one was false. Table read was [Monday].” He went on to add, “I was, truly, blown away by the amount of talent in the room. Holy cow.”

With a table read out of the way, the question now turns to the cast. While there have been numerous rumors as to who will be in the film, little to nothing has been officially confirmed. Production has been rumored to begin on Sept. 23 (which is now in question as the table read date was wrong), one has to think a cast announcement is coming soon.

Currently, Joel Kinnaman looks to be returning as Flagg, and word is that Viola Davis will also reprise her role as Amanda Waller. Margot Robbie has been rumored for eons now as returning as Harley Quinn, but that is also not confirmed.

As to new characters, David Dastmalchian is confirmed as Polka-Dot Man by himself, 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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