‘Aquaman’ Star Yahya Abdul Mateen II Jokes About Auditioning For James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who played Black Manta in Aquaman replied to James Gunn’s confirmation of The Suicide Squad cast, joking that he auditioned to be part of the film.

Earlier today, James Gunn officially revealed the cast for The Suicide Squad, of which he serves as the film’s writer/director. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II replied to James Gunn’s tweet, joking that he would have a role in the upcoming film.

You can see the Aquaman star’s tweet to James Gunn down below:

Obviously, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is just having some fun with James Gunn on Twitter, but some fans would naturally begin speculating that he could potentially reprise his role as Black Manta in The Suicide Squad. After all, Black Manta has been affiliated with the Suicide Squad in the comics so it would make sense for him to appear.

Nonetheless, if Yahya Abdul-Mateen II won’t appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, he is expected to return as Black Manta in Aquaman 2, which is currently slated for a December 16, 2022 release.

What do you make of this reply? Do you want to see Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in The Suicide Squad? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Aquaman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, James Gunn and The Suicide Squad.

The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the supervillain team in his upcoming movie,

Written and directed by James Gunn, the film stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.

Source: Twitter

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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