Peter Capaldi Joins James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Sequel

Peter Capaldi joins James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad sequel

Deadline is reporting that Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, The Personal History of David Copperfield) has joined James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live, The Dirt, The Jesus Rolls) is also in talks for a small cameo in the Warner Bros. feature.

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The outlet notes that there is still a table reading set for the sequel on September 11. Production is expected to start on September 23 in Atlanta, Georgia with a release date set for August 6, 2021.

Capaldi and Davidson would be joining a cast that so far includes Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney who are all reprising their roles for The Suicide Squad. Idris Elba is leading the newcomers, including David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, and Steve Agee as King Shark. Taika Waititi was recently announced to be in talks for the project as well.

The movie is written and directed by Gunn. Chuck Roven and Peter Safran will serve as producers. Nik Korda is executive producing the movie.

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Capaldi is best known for his role on BBC’s Doctor Who where he played The Doctor from 2008-2017. His recent credits include Paddington, The Musketeers, Paddington 2, Christopher Robin, and Watership Down. Capaldi’s upcoming projects include The Personal History of David Copperfield, based on the novel by Charles Dickens and directed by Armando Iannucci, and the TV short Martin’s Close.

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