Warner Bros’ The Suicide Squad—described as “more of a soft reboot than a sequel”—is nearing the start of filming, and writer/director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) has added a few interesting yet awesome names to his cast! A report from Deadline has revealed that Steve Agee (Brightburn, New Girl), Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly) and Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok) have joined the film; with Agee portraying King Shark! They join returning cast members Margot Robbie (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Legend of Tarzan) as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder, Widows) as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney (Insurgent, Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang and Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon, House of Cards) as Rick Flag; along with newcomers David Dastmalchian (Bird Box, Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Polka-Dot Man and Daniela Melchior (Valor da Vida, A Herdeira) as Ratcatcher. Additionally, Idris Elba (Hobbs & Shaw, Thor: Ragnarok), Flula Borg (Counterpart, The Good Place) and John Cena (Bumblebee, Blockers) have also been cast in currently undisclosed roles. Storm Reid (Euphoria, A Wrinkle in Time) will be appearing as the daughter of Elba’s character. There’s still no word on plot details, but it’s been long-rumored to involve the team being sent on a mission into the fictional Middle Eastern country Qurac to put down a team of super-powered international terrorists-for-hire called Onslaught. Killer Frost and a monstrous, alien femme fatale are also slated to be involved somehow, but none of these details have been confirmed thus far.
The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.