It seems as if a day does not go by without new casting details about the upcoming sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad. Today, as first reported by The GWW, Benecio Del Toro is being eyed to play one of the main villains in James Gunn’s next project.
The role is currently being hidden by the guise“The Mayor” and not much is known other than he is an “irascible old warrior who lives for war.” Del Toro, widely regarded as a master of his craft, would bring an extremely large presence to the events of the next adventure featuring DC’s ragtag group of anti-heroes.
This news should not come as a surprise due to Del Toro’s previous connection with Gunn, who he worked with in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It has long been speculated that the director would be diving into his list of A-list contacts for the soft reboot of the DC property.
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