The Suicide Squad star Idris Elba announced he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Warner Bros. and DC’s The Suicide Squad will unite several fan-favorites from the first film with a handful of newcomers to the DC Extended Universe. Among the cast members making their DCEU debut is Idris Elba, who has been cast in an unknown role for the James Gunn film.
Today, Idris Elba took to his official Twitter account to reveal that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolating himself since he found out about his possible exposure to the virus. In the video message, Idris Elba noted that he isn’t showing any symptoms at this time and urged fans to take the appropriate precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus and to think of those who have been affected by the pandemic.
You can watch Idris Elba’s full message below.
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing ???? No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
We wish Idris Elba and everyone affected by the coronavirus a speedy recovery. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the coronavirus’s impact on the entertainment industry as it develops.
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. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, 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, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.
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