Former ‘Doctor Who’ star, Peter Capaldi has reportedly joined James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad. Also in report’s is that Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson is also in talks for a role.
No further details of what part either will play have emerged.
Capaldi would join the likes of Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) as well as new castmembers Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), Flula Borg, Steve Agee (King Shark) and Nathan Fillion.
Gunn is set to write and direct the follow-up. who better to convey the story Gunn developed than Gunn himself. The sequel, which has the working title of ‘The Suicide Squad’ is said to have Gunn’s tonal voice to the script. The project is also being branded as a revamp rather than a straight-up sequel to David Ayer’s film.
Even though ‘Suicide Squad’ was a flop amongst critics, the film still went on to make a staggering $746 million at the worldwide box office. It has also gone on to spawn a spin-off for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn ‘Birds of Prey’ which will also star Mary Elizabeth-Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Rosie Perez and has recently wrapped filming.
Production is due to commence on September 23rd with an expected release date of August 6th 2021.
Capaldi played the role of ‘Doctor Who’ between 2008 and 2017, He subsequently went on to voice the character of Kehaar in the BBC’s ‘Watership Down’ adaptation and voiced the Rabbit in ‘Christopher Robin’. He will star in Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ alongside Dev Patel.