Exclusive: Alice Braga on The Suicide Squad & Going from Marvel to DC!
This Saturday at 12pm PST fans will be treated to the DC FanDome panel for Warner Bros.’ sequel The Suicide Squad. Today ComingSoon.net spoke 1:1 with The New Mutants actress Alice Braga and what fans can expect from the Suicide Squad panel!
“I think people are gonna love this film,” Braga told us. “I’m a big fan of James Gunn, I love ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and what he did with that. He brought fun and laughs and action to a superhero spaceship film. So I think he’s a very talented director and he’s bringing that to ‘The Suicide Squad’ and he’s bringing his vision and his energy as a creative person. It was great to join that cast, it’s an amazing cast! From Idris Elba to Viola to everyone. I’m a huge fan of Margot Robbie. I think the fans are really gonna love the panel, the panel is really fun!”
The actress, who plays Dr. Cecilia Reyes in New Mutants, also talked about hopping from a Marvel film to a DC film.
“It’s an honor,” Braga added. “I never thought this would happen and it did. Just in the sense of doing ‘New Mutants’ and then ‘Suicide Squad’ happened I was like, ‘Oh my God, wait, DC and Marvel?’ For a fan? For a nerd like me? That’s a trophy. I couldn’t ask for more! And it’s the best fans in the world. Comic fans are the best fans because they’re sweet, they’re excited , they know about it and they care for it. It’s the best fans you can have.”
The Suicide Squad cast includes: John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Joel Kinnaman, Maylin Ng, Flula Borg, Juan Deigo Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Brage, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, and Margot Robbie.
Davis, Robbie, Courtney, and Kinnaman will all play the same roles they had in the 2016 film, reprising as Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag, respectively. The cast is also stacked with other James Gunn alums like David Dastmalchian, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Steve Agee, and Michael Rooker, plus fellow Marvel creatives like Taika Waititi.
The movie is written and directed by Gunn. Chuck Roven and Peter Safran will serve as producers. Nik Korda is executive producing the movie.
The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6, 2021.
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