New photos from the set of James Gunn's The Suicide Squad reveal most of the new cast members in their costumes. After a few years of sitting in limbo, a sequel for 2016's box office hit Suicide Squad picked up a lot of steam last year with the addition of Gunn. His film has neither been described as a sequel or a reboot, but the cast that he's assembled points to it sticking with the DCEU continuity on a baseline level (at least).
Fan-favorite anti-hero Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is back to star in The Suicide Squad, along with Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). Beyond them though, Gunn has found several big names to fill out the rest of Task Force X's roster. John Cena and Idris Elba are two of the biggest additions, but the official cast announcement for The Suicide Squad revealed many more members. Now, several of them have been spotted in their DC suits.
Shared by Just Jared, the first set photos from The Suicide Squad largely put the spotlight on brand new characters who may or may not (but probably will) die during the movie. Captain Boomerang is the only returning cast member that is part of this group, and he's sporting a slightly new costume. Meanwhile, the set photos offer up the first looks at who Nathan Fillion, Pete Davidson, Flula Borg, and Mayling Ng. Sean Gunn is also present in a mo-cap suit, indicating that he'll play a completely CGI character.
For Captain Boomerang, Gunn has tampered down his big fur coat, "captain" athletic jacket, and more, with one noticeable addition being a sash around his torso that appears to hold his deadly boomerangs. As for the rest of the cast members, the photos give us fairly good ideas of which obscure DC character they are playing. Fillion might be Arm-Fall-Off-Boy (who can detach his limbs at will) or Blackguard (who can create weapons out of pure energy), Davidson might be Savant (skilled in hand-to-hand combat), Borg appears to be Javelin (uses a giant javelin), and Mayling Ng appears to be playing Mongal (a superpowered alien). Gunn's character is unknown, but recent rumors claim he's Weasel.
While these photos may not be official, they provide an early look at how The Suicide Squad is shaping up under Gunn. Its also difficult to look at this lineup and not remember his "don't get too attached" tease that came with the casting announcement. It is possible that this could be an early version of the Suicide Squad who fail on a mission, resulting in most of them dying before Waller has to bring in others. In any case, now that these set photos from The Suicide Squad have surfaced, we'll just have to wait and see if an official look at the rest of the cast comes as production continues. Gunn has teased this isn't the plan though, but these photos could always change that.
Source: Just Jared
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