Can’t Be Worse Than the First One, Right?
Cast out from the MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn decided to pick up the pieces any way he could. That meant joining up with Marvel’s rivals DC. When it was announced that James Gunn would be directing the follow-up/sequel/reboot to 2016’s Suicide Squad, we knew it was a step down for Gunn, but maybe a step up for DC? Since then, the biggest news for The Suicide Squad had been that James Gunn was rehired by Disney and that his previous obligation was the only thing stopping him from getting started on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Yesterday, James Gunn revealed The Suicide Squad cast with a bunch of stars on it, but that didn’t save the last one…
Let’s begin with returning actors: Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), and Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn). The cast also has a heavy presence of actors of Hispanic origins or descent including Jouqín Cosío, Juan Diego Botto, Julio Ruiz, Alice Braga (I Am Legend, Predators, The New Mutants), and Danilea Melchior. If you are an MCU fan you will recognize even more of these actors: Idris Elba (Thor franchise, The Dark Tower), Taika Waititi (Thor Ragnarok), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, Antman, Antman and the Wasp), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, The Walking Dead), and Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2).
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 13, 2019
Other notable names include SNL star Pete Davidson, former WWE superstar John Cena, Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Uncharted: Fan Film, The Rookie), Steve Agee, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Pitch Perfect 2), Storm Reid (12 Years A Slave, A Wrinkle In Time), Tinashe Kajese, and Jennifer Holland. That’s a lot of people to manage, but James Gunn has done it before, two of which also include his brother Sean Gunn and Michael Rooker.
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