WB has made another addition to their reimagining of Task Force X. According to The Wrap, up-and-coming actress Storm Reid is in talks to join James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad as the daughter of Idris Elba’s character.
Reid is best known for her role as Meg Murry in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, starring Chris Pine and Oprah Winfrey. Her other credits include 12 Years a Slave, Netflix’s When They See Us, and HBO’s Euphoria. Next year, Reid will appear alongside Elisabeth Moss and Aldis Hodge in Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man.
When Elba first signed onto The Suicide Squad, he was meant to step into the role of Deadshot, which was left vacant after Will Smith decided he wouldn’t return for the sequel. However, after a change of heart, it was announced that Elba would be playing a new character. At this point, it’s still unclear who that character could be, but fan theories have ranged from a recast Deathstroke to Young Justice standout Sportsmaster.
Reid’s role confirms a previous report from our friends at The GWW, who revealed that Gunn’s film was looking to cast “Drew,” a codename for a young teenage thief who has a father serving time in prison.
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The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.
The film stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis As Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, David Dastmalchian as Polka Dot Man, John Cena as Peacemaker, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher with Idris Elba and Storm Reid in undisclosed roles.