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

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

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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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.