‘Doctor Who’ Star Peter Capaldi Confirmed To Play The Thinker In ‘The Suicide Squad’
Peter Capaldi is arguably one of the best actors in the industry today. Throughout his 40 year career, the Doctor Who Star has earned countless accolades, including a BAFTA and an Academy Award. During the official panel for The Suicide Squad, Director James Gunn revealed that Capaldi will star in the upcoming DC feature as the Thinker.
TheThinker is the name of four supervillains appearing in the pages of DC Comics. The Clifford DeVoe version of Thinker first appeared in All-Flash #12 (Fall 1943) and was created by Gardner Fox and E.E. Hibbard. The villain often appears as a member of the Suicide Squad as well as the Injustice Society. His powers include technologically derived telekinesis and mind control while other versions of the character dabble in telepathy., fear projection.
The DCEU earns a big win with Peter Capaldi among its ranks. As a director, Capaldi won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film for his short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life. As an actor, his accolades include a bevy of awards for his role in the British series The Thick of It. Additionally, the actor touts memorable roles in films like Paddington and World War Z.
The Suicide Squad will be a soft reboot of the franchise. While it will feature characters from 2016’s David Ayer-led Suicide Squad, many fans except a completely different tone. Gunn recruited a litany of A-list talent for the film and spent many months filming scenes in Central America. Additionally, set footage and photos have provided fans with small glimpses of what to look forward to. Among them are Harley Quinn’s new look, John Cena as a bad guy, and Idris Elba taking the lead.
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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