‘The Suicide Squad’: James Gunn Officially Confirms Sylvester Stallone Casting

The Suicide Squad has made a new addition to its cast.

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Sylvester Stallone is reteaming with James Gunn for The Suicide Squad.

James Gunn has officially confirmed that Sylvester Stallone has joined the cast of his upcoming supervillain team-up flick The Suicide Squad. Gunn announced Stallone’s The Suicide Squad casting after the actor dropped a video revealing that he was on his way to work on a scene for the DC Films project.


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James Gunn and Sylvester Stallone previously worked together on the Marvel Studios project Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In that movie, Stallone played Stakar Ogord, a character better known to comic book fans as Starhawk.

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 a fresh take on the team 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 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding James Gunn and Sylvester Stallone, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.