Michael Rooker Is Going From Guarding The Galaxy To THE SUICIDE SQUAD

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James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD is loading up with all star talent. From the newest additions to the squad in John Cena, Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian & Daniela Melchior to returning members Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney & Joel Kinneman this film already seems stacked to the brim.

Well now you can add another name to the list of top tier talent. Michael Rooker, who worked with Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol’s 1 & 2 as Yondu Udonta, will now be taking on the role of King Shark in the SUICIDE SQUAD sequel.

The character of King Shark has been gaining in popularity as of late thanks to his appearances in The Flash TV series. This will be the character’s first big screen live-action appearance. Because of King Shark’s massive size and heavy usage of CGI its completely possible that Rooker will be primarily performing voice work and IF we see the actor it will be in flashbacks.

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Now Has Its RATCATCHER

Up-and-coming Portuguese actress/model newcomer Daniela Melchioris is set to take on  the role of Ratcatcher, as a new recruit in James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD.  The character, has the ability to telepathically communicate with and control rats and was originally introduced as a Batman villain in the late ’80s.

It is worth noting that this take on Ratcatcher will have a connection to Idris Elba’s mysterious character, which seemingly confirms that the star was originally set to replace Will Smith as Deadshot after all. As she will be a surrogate daughter to Deadshot.

For people who are unfamiliar with Ratcatcher, in the comics Ratcatcher was a man named Otis Flannegan but the role is going to be gender-switched for the movie.  In a breakdown for the character, she is described as “an exterminator in Gotham City that turns to a life of crime aided by an army of small rodents that she can communicate with and control. She is also a fan of poisonous gas.” 

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Ant-Man Actor Heading To The Suicide Squad

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The incredible character actor known for his work in both Marvel Studios films Ant-Man and Ant-Man & The Wasp is heading back over into the DC film franchise.

David Dastmalchian has closed his deal to become one of the stars of The Suicide Squad directed by James Gunn and it is being reported by The Hollywood Reporter that he will be portraying the villain known as the Polka-Dot Man

Dastmalchian will now join Margot Robbie, who is returning as  Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney, back as Captain Boomerang, and Idris Elba, it is yet to be disclosed who he will be portraying.

james Gunn who is also the director for Marvel Studios Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is writing and directing The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. As far as the plot of the film goes, what is known about  The Suicide Squad follows David Ayer’s 2016 film Suicide Squad, but rather than a straight sequel, this is described as a new take on the property from the mind of Gunn that will feature a mix of new and old characters.

Plot details are being kept secret but the new characters include DC villains such as Ratcatcher (she controls rats), Peacemaker (he loves peace so much he will kill for it), King Shark (would you believe us if we told you it’s a humanoid shark?) and last but certainly not least, Polka-Dot Man.

For those who are unfamiliar with Polka-Dot Man,he  debuted in 1962’s Detective Comics No. 300. Abner Krill was a low-level crook who tried to make a name for himself with spot-themed crimes and a costume that included some amazing gimmicks, such as spots that transformed into buzzsaws and flying saucers on command. Gunn has shown an affinity for pretty obscure comic characters — this one has appeared less than a dozen times since his creation — and the character is said to lean into his embarrassment of his “lame” abilities.

Dastmalchian has been seen in other comic book TV shows and films such as GothamThe Flash as the villain Abra-kadabra and in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

John Cena In Talks To Join The Suicide Squad

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I guess we can see him because we might see the former 16-time wrestling champion join the worst heroes ever.

It is being reported by Variety that John Cena (Bumblebee, Trainwreck) is currently in talks with Warner Bros to The Suicide Squad written and direcred by James Gunn.

If the deal goes through, Cena will be joining Margot Robbie who will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinneman as Rick Flagg and Idris Elba in a yet undisclosed role.

The Suicide Squad is slated to hit theaters August 6,2021.

More Characters Added To THE SUICIDE SQUAD

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We have heard that Idris Elba will be replacing Will Smith in The Suicide Squad but now we are hearing of some of the newest members of task force X. Here we new members

Ratcatcher, aka Otis Flannegan, is a man in the DC comics, the character will be gender-swapped and played by a woman in The Suicide Squad. Ratcatcher is is a super-criminal and one of Batman’s many enemies. She started out as an exterminator in Gotham City before turning to a life of crime, aided by an army of small rodents she can communicate with and control. She’s also a fan of poisonous gas.

Nanaue, aka King Shark, is a super-villain and humanoid shark whose father is believed to be the so-called Shark God, though others dismiss him as merely a savage mutation.

Polka-Dot Man, aka Mister Polka Dot, is a Gotham City super-villain and like Ratcatcher, a sworn enemy of Batman. He grows multi-colored polka dots on his body that he can turn into fireballs and other weapons, even though, for the most part, he’s embarrassed about his awkward abilities.

Peacemaker, aka Christopher Smith, is an agent of peace whose motives are driven by an extremist form of pacifism that makes him love peace so much he would kill for it.

Interestingly enough, Peacemaker is the role that sources say Gunn likes for Dave Bautista, the Guardians of the Galaxy star who defended the director when he was fired from Vol 3. by Disney chiefs Bob Iger and Alan Horn. Fans have been calling for Bautista to be Bane.

According to sources the new script, Deadshot as a surrogate father of sorts to Ratcatcher, though the role remains open to actresses of all nationalities and ethnicities.

Idris Elba Set To Replace Will Smith As Deadshot

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It seems Idris will be taking his action and DJ’ing skills to part be of the worst heroes ever.Now according to Variety, Idris Elba is currently Warner Bros. choice to replace Will Smith as Deadshot in the “Suicide Squad” sequel, THE SUICIDE SQUAD.

In case you dont remember, Smith had to bow out of the upcoming DC Comics movie due to scheduling conflicts, and the studio  has been moving fast to find another proven A-lister to replace him before production starts in September.

Margot Robbie is set to return as Harley Quinn. James Gunn will both  write and direct the film. The release date is currently set for Aug. 6, 2021.

Will Smith Is Reportedly Leaving THE SUICIDE SQUAD

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It seems as if Floyd Lawton will not be part of the worst heroes ever when they make their return to the big screen in 2021.

Variety is reporting that Will Smith who played Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot is not expected to return for the studio’s upcoming sequel,THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Now the biggest reason being is apparently scheduling according to sources. However the decision was made on amicable terms between both sides with no hard feelings.

Warner Bros had never fully confirmed  who would be returning for THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Margot Robbie however is expected to reprise her role as Harley Quinn.

The release date is currently set for Aug. 6, 2021.