Suicide Squad wasn't good. I think we can all agree on that. Riding a wave of hype, including the big screen debut of comic book fan favorite Harley Quinn and Jared Leto trying his hand at The Joker, the finished product was a bit of a mess, the few high points being Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Will Smith's Deadshot. So not many people was champing at the bit for a sequel. Well, that was until Guardians of the Glaxay director James Gunn got involved.

Fresh off the sequel to his cosmic sleeper hit, Gunn signing on to showcase the misfits of the DC Universe feels like a no-brainer, especially when the first movie so badly wanted to be Guardians of the Galaxy, musical interludes and all. The man also knows his way around a huge cast, which is a very good thing since he just announced the cast for this upcoming follow-up, and it is a big one.


While most of the original cast is returning, Will Smith is notable by his absence, proving once again he only does sequels that have Boys and Men in the title. Of the new cast, Idris Elba is the biggest name, originally signing on to replace Smith as Deadshot, but it was soon announced he would be playing a new character, presumably to allow Smith to return if he wants. Other notable new names include John Cena, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi, and a trio of frequent Gunn colaborators: Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, and Sean Gunn, his brother and stand in for Rocket Raccon for the Guardian movies.

While we know nothing else about the movie, you have to admit this cast is something to get excited about. If anything, with a cast this big, the movie has plenty of expendable charcaters to live up to its name.

The Suicide Squad is set for release in the Summer 0f 2021.

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