James Gunn's The Suicide Squad has cast A Wrinkle in Time star Storm Reid to play the daughter of Idris Elba's yet to be named character. There are an array of details not yet released for the DC production, but so far the film will see Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn returning, along with Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flag, Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis' Amanda Waller. Plenty of new actors have also been cast and added to the Squad, many of whom will be portraying new characters. Though the title has led many DC fans to believe that the film will be a reboot, James Gunn has yet to disclose whether or not it's a reboot or a sequel. But, even with info being kept under lock and key, Gunn has expressed his excitement many times in regard to the production, exclaiming that he's taking his time on the DC film before jumping back into the MCU with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Originally, it was reported that Idris Elba would be taking over the role of Deadshot, subbing in after Will Smith was unable to return to the production due to a scheduling conflict. Speculation arose earlier this year though, when it was announced that Elba would be playing a new character in Gunn's adaptation instead. It's since been rumored that he'll be playing Ben Turner, otherwise known as Bronze Tiger, but nothing's been set in stone just yet.
With plot details scarce surrounding The Suicide Squad, all fans have to work off of is the dazzling casting announcements. The latest to join the Squad is Storm Reid, the actress who starred in A Wrinkle in Time, Netflix's mini-series When They See Us, and HBO's latest series Euphoria. According to THR, Reid will be playing the daughter of Elba's character, but first she's said to be shooting a role in Universal and Blumhouse's The Invisible Man reboot.
The Suicide Squad will be Gunn's first foray into the DC Universe, after his firing from Disney and Marvel last year. After months of backlash regarding his termination, Disney made the decision to rehire the famed director, but he'd already signed on to direct The Suicide Squad for DC. The situation was a shakeup for Marvel and DC fans alike, but Gunn recently opened up about the experience, stating that he takes responsibility for his actions but is happy to be back in their good graces. Now that the smoke has cleared, he's ready to dive headfirst into his DC debut, set to start shooting in September.
Storm Reid has proven herself to be quite an incredible talent. Even if A Wrinkle in Time wasn't well-received by critics, her work was still something to be admired. Even her supporting roles in When They See Us and Euphoria have proven her a force to be reckoned with in young Hollywood. Having her work alongside Idris Elba is sure to make for a captivating and exciting watch once The Suicide Squad hits theaters in 2021.
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