Capaldi Joining Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD; Pete Davidson May Also Be Recruited

If your name is Peter, you may have been cast in director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad today.

According to Deadline, former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has been cast in the upcoming soft reboot of the comic book adaptation franchise in an undisclosed role.

Additionally, current Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson is reportedly in talks for a small cameo role in the film. He would film his appearance in between his commitment to the venerable late-night comedy series.

Casting notices for the film have been coming more frequently given that there is a reported table read of the film’s script set for next Wednesday, September 11, ahead of a September 23 production start at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

Although the original Suicide Squad film did manage to break into the black at the box office back in 2016, Warner Brothers decided to give the franchise a fresh start by bringing in Gunn to replace the original film’s director David Ayer. Gunn is keeping on cast members Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) and Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg). For this new film, Gunn has enlisted Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), German comic Flula Borg, stand-up comedian Steve Agee (voice of King Shark) and in undisclosed roles Idris Elba, fan favorite Nathan Fillion and director-turned-sometimes-actor Taika Waititi.

The Suicide Squad is set for an August 6, 2021 release.

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