Check Out the New and Returning Stars Gearing Up For James Gunn's Suicide Squad Sequel
James Gunn gave a first look at the Suicide Squad sequel's characters during the virtual DC FanDome on Aug. 22. Though originally believed to be a reboot, the impending sequel will be a continuation that features familiar faces while also introducing new characters to carry on the franchise. While Will Smith won't be in the sequel due to scheduling conflicts, his exit did make way for Idris Elba to step in as a new character, so we're not too mad about it! Keep reading to check out the lineup of characters that are officially showing up in The Suicide Squad.
Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
Davis will return as the brains behind Task Force X, aka the Suicide Squad. Squad members may come and go, but Waller will always be back to command her rowdy pack of deviants to do her bidding.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
The Suicide Squad will be Robbie's third time playing Harley Quinn, following her standalone film, Birds of Prey.
Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang
Digger Harkness, aka Captain Boomerang, is back folks! Courtney will reprise his role as the disruptive, boomerang-flinging member.
Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag
Kinnaman will return to bring back Waller's right-hand man, who ensures the Suicide Squad behave themselves and constantly reminds them that he's capable of detonating the micro bombs implanted inside them.
Idris Elba as Bloodsport
Elba originally signed on to replace Smith as Deadshot, but in the interest of leaving Smith the opportunity to return to the franchise in the future, he's taking on the role of Bloodsport.
John Cena as Peacemaker
Cena will portray Peacemaker, an agent of peace with an extremist form of pacifism that makes him love peace so much, he would kill for it.
David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man
The Ant-Man star will play the comic book villain Polka-Dot Man, also known as Abner Krill, a low-level crook who is aptly named for his spot-themed crimes.
Storm Reid as Tyla
Reid joins the cast as the daughter of Elba's Bloodsport, Tyla. Curious minds wonder if her character will feature in a similar role as Deadshot's daughter in the first film, aka as leverage over her father.
Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher
Variety reported that the Portuguese actress will star as Batman villain Ratcatcher. While the name pretty much tells the whole story, the villain is known for the ability to communicate with and train rats, often resorting to unleashing hordes of the vermin. (Every New Yorker's worst nightmare.)
Pete Davidson as Blackguard
The Saturday Night Live comedian will appear in the upcoming movie as Blackguard.
Michael Rooker as Savant
The actor — who portrayed Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel, both directed by Gunn — will play Savant in the upcoming film.
Nathan Fillion as TDK
The star of The Rookie will appear in the movie as TDK.
Peter Capaldi as The Thinker
The Doctor Who actor will portray The Thinker.
The Thor: Ragnarok director is crossing over to the DC Comics universe, though his role has yet to be revealed.
Steve Agee as King Shark
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 actor will appear in The Suicide Squad as King Shark.
Sean Gunn as Weasel
The former Gilmore Girls actor will appear in the movie as Weasel.
Mayling Ng as Mongal
The Wonder Woman actress will appear in the movie as Mongal.
Flula Borg as Javelin
The Pitch Perfect 2 star will make an appearance in the movie as Javelin, a former-athlete-turned-villain.
Joaquín Cosío as Major General Mateo Suarez
The Narcos: Mexico actor will be in the movie as Major General Mateo Suarez.
Alice Braga as Sol Soria
The Queen of the South actress will portray Sol Soria.
Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt
The Brightburn actress will make an appearance in the movie as Emilia Harcourt.
Juan Diego Botto as Luna
The Good Behavior actor will appear as Luna, whose part in the film is largely a mystery.