He seems to be one of the hardest working men in Hollywood right now, but that doesn’t seem to stop Taiki Waititi seeking out new adventures. The ‘Jojo Rabbit’ helmer has entered talks to star in James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad.
No further details of what part he will play have emerged.
Waititi 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.
Waititi is currently doing the rounds promoting his next feature ‘Jojo Rabbit’, He will soon start work on his next directorial project ‘Next Goal Wins’ before taking to the reigns again on Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’.