‘Thor 4’ Director Taika Waititi Lands Role In James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’

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The cast of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad continues to grow with the the addition of Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi.

According to Deadline, Taika Waititi is in talks for a role in James Gunn’s highly-anticipated Suicide Squad sequel. His role is being kept under lock and key but production on the movie is expected to begin on September 23rd, with a table read taking place on September 11th.

Taika Waititi is best known to comic book movie fans for directing Thor: Ragnarok and playing Korg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His acting credits also include What We Do in the Shadows Hunt for the Wilderpeople and the upcoming Jojo Rabbit. After The Suicide Squad, Taika Waititi is expected to move on to his next directorial effort Next Goal Wins before beginning work on Thor: Love and Thunder.

Meanwhile, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the supervillain team in his Suicide Squad movie, with Idris Elba playing a new character, Jai Courtney reprising his role as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman playing Rick Flag again, David Dastmalchian starring as Polka-Dot Man and Viola Davis returning as Amanda Waller. John Cena and Nathan Fillion are also in talks for undisclosed roles, with Steve Agee voicing King Shark.

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, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and Jared Leto as The Joker. It earned mixed reviews at best, but became a massive hit for Warner Bros. with a worldwide gross of $746.8 million.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on Taika Waititi, James Gunn and the future of the DC Extended Universe!

Source: Deadline

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

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