Suicide Squad First Teaser Reveals Pete Davidson, Idris Elba and John Cena's Characters
The Suicide Squad is revealed!
Director James Gunn gave a first look at the film’s second installment during Saturday’s DC FanDome Panel. Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson is among the new cast members, playing Blackguard. Idris Elba is also joining the team as Bloodsport and John Cena will be featured as the character Peace-Maker.
“By far the most fun I’ve ever had making a movie," Gunn told fans on Saturday of The Suicide Squad, which is set to premiere August 6, 2021. "The character I was most excited to write for was Harley Quinn. There's a chaotic, trickster god [element] to her."
Viola Davis will be returning as government agent Amanda Waller, while Joel Kinnaman will again serve as Rick Flag and Jai Courtney will play Captain Boomerang, according to the clip shared on Saturday.
David Dastmalchian, Steve Agee, Daniela Melchior, Nathan Fillion, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Michael Rooker, Taika Waititi and Jennifer Holland will also be featured in the film.
In a behind-the-scenes look at the film, also posted Saturday, Gunn shared that The Suicide Squad will “be different from any superhero movie ever made.” The original film, which debuted in 2016, was directed by David Ayer.
“I was excited to do this suicide squad in the way it could be done from my point of view,” he added.
Producer Peter Safran gave his take on the new movie as well. “This one is completely unique,” he said. “This is a gritty 1970s war movie combined with the grittiness of James Gunn’s characters and comedy.”
Safran previously said the film, which is also written by Gunn, “is a total reboot” and not a sequel. “It’s everything you would hope from a James Gunn script, and I think that says a lot and that promises a lot and I know that we will deliver a lot,” he said.