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THE SUICIDE SQUAD Cast And First Footage Revealed

The extensive cast of The Suicide Squad appeared at DC FanDome on Saturday with writer and director James Gunn. First, Gunn popped in to set up the panel, and mentioned that The Suicide Squad is the most fun he’s ever had working on a film. (Sorry, Guardians.) He also said the character he was most excited to write for was Harley Quinn. Jake from State Farm even popped in to ask a question. Because, you know, 2020.

After the Q&A portion, Gunn debuted a fun video that introduced us to the full cast and the characters they’re playing. And holy cow, what a cast it is!

Here’s the full cast list:

  • Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
  • Joel Kinnaman as Colonel Rick Flag
  • Michael Rooker as Savant
  • Flula Borg as Javelin
  • Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
  • David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man
  • Daniela Melchoir as Ratcatcher 2
  • Idris Elba as Bloodsport
  • Mayling Ng as Mongal
  • Peter Capaldi as Thinker
  • Alice Braga as Solsoria
  • Pete Davidson as Blackguard
  • Nathan Fillion as TDK
  • Sean Gunn as Weasel
  • Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang
  • John Cena as Peacemaker
  • Steve Agee as King Shark

Juan Diego Botton and Joaquín Cosío will also play original character villains named General Luna and Major General Suarez, respectively.

The Suicide Squad title treatment

Warner Bros.

The team played a fun trivia game which gave us a closer look at the cast dynamic, and though that was very charming, it wasn’t all! The panel also debuted a behind-the-scenes video that gave us our first real look at the film, which Gunn described as a “gritty ’70s war movie.” You can get that vibe from the footage. And this reel definitely shows off some awesome action sequences. Um, yes please!

Please note, among other cool things, how awesome Harley Quinn’s costumes look.

The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled for release on August 6, 2021.

Featured Image: Warner Bros.