James Gunn took to his official Twitter account to debunk the rumors regarding a Zatanna appearance in The Suicide Squad.
Warner Bros. and DC will bring the supervillain team known as the Suicide Squad back to the big screen with a new film from director James Gunn. While The Suicide Squad is set to feature returning favorites from David Ayer’s film, James Gunn’s take will also include a handful of newcomers as well.
At one point, a rumor suggested DC’s Zatanna Zatara was going to be one of those newcomers for what would be a cameo appearance in The Suicide Squad. However, James Gunn posted a message on his official Twitter account to make it clear that while does not have anything against Zatanna, the DC magician has not been considered for an appearance in The Suicide Squad, nor have many of the other characters who are frequently rumored.
You can check out James Gunn’s comment on Zatanna and The Suicide Squad rumors in the post below!
I have nothing against Zatanna, but I have no idea where some of this stuff comes from. I never even thought of including her in #TSS (nor many of the other characters I keep hearing are in the film). I can’t comment on every rumor but just know many aren’t true. !sromur yawA https://t.co/fPTB510I77
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 11, 2019
In the comics, Zatanna is a descendant of Leonard da Vinci who works as a successful stage magician before discovering her powers while investigating the mysterious disappearance of her father, Giovanni Zatara, a member of the Homo Magi race.
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, with Idris Elba playing a new character, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Flula Borg, Taika Waititi, and Viola Davis returning as Amanda Waller.
The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.
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