Exclusive: Joel Kinnaman talks The Suicide Squad comics-based attire
While chatting with the Saturn Award nominee for his work on the forthcoming crime thriller The Informer, ComingSoon.net dove a little into the comics-centric attire Joel Kinnaman got to don in the highly-anticipated DC Extended Universe sequel The Suicide Squad from writer/director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy)!
In looking at the early footage fans have been given thus far, we’ve seen Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg wearing a more source material faithful outfit of a yellow shirt, dog tags around the neck and gun holsters/suspenders, a big change from the army fatigues seen in David Ayer’s 2016 outing of the anti-hero team and while Kinnaman notes there will still be some fatigues for his character, it was a real treat for him to get to don the more colorful attire.
“It was great, I was pushing really hard to have the sort of classic Rick Flagg look, that’s why I have the gun suspenders on,” Kinnaman happily described. “James always wants to honor the original comic, he really owns that world.”
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 Braga, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, and Margot Robbie.
As we already know, 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. Michael Rooker will play Savant, Flula Borg will play Javelin, David Dastmalchian will play Polka Dot Man, Daniela Melchior will play Ratcatcher 2, Idris Elba will play Bloodsport, Mayling NG will play Mongal, Peter Capaldi will play Thinker, Alice Braga will play Solsoria, Pete Davidson will play Blackguard, Natha Fillion will play TDK, Sean Gunn will play Weasel, John Cena will play Peace Maker and Steve Agee will play King Shark.
The movie is written and directed by Gunn. Charles 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, with The Informer slated to debut on November 6!