Another batch of photos from the set of James Gunn’s upcoming reboot of Task Force X reveal a first look at the rest of the cast. The images, which come via Thomas Polito, show Idris Elba, John Cena, Viola Davis, and newcomer Daniela Melchior preparing to shoot a scene for The Suicide Squad. Check them out below:
Peacemaker (John Cena), Vigilante (Idris Elba), Ratcatcher (Daniela Melchior), and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller) prepping to film a scene at a prison for The Suicide Squad! pic.twitter.com/DTCJ6vzpax
— Thomas Polito (@thomas_polito) October 16, 2019
Based on the attire Cena and Elba are wearing, it’s safe to assume Amanda Waller is planning to recruit them for Task Force X, similarly to how she gathered a group of superhuman inmates in the 2016 film.
Late last month, popular podcast The Weekly Planet revealed an anonymous source had provided them with the information that solved the mystery of Elba’s role in the film. According to their informant, the Thor: Ragnarok star will be portraying Vigilante in The Suicide Squad. These photos don’t do much to corroborate that, but sources from the set seem to indicate Elba is playing a version of the character.
In addition to Elba’s part, The Weekly Planet’s source also revealed some of the other potential characters appearing in the film and the actors portraying them. The roster includes Nathan Fillion as Arm-Fall-Off-Boy, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Flula Borg as Javelin, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Michael Rooker as Savant, and Mayling Ng as Mongal. A majority of these were confirmed last week via a different batch of set photos.
Are you excited to see Idris Elba and John Cena in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad? Which character are you most looking forward to seeing in live-action? Let us know in the comments below!
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, Peter Capaldi, and Storm Reid in undisclosed roles.
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