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Michael Rooker Could Be Joining James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ As King Shark
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Yondu and Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Looks like James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad may have found its King Shark. As the “soft reboot” nears production, there are rumors that Michael Rooker is in talks to play the deep sea felon who joins the titular villain team on a dangerous mission. More on the report below.

Sources tell The Wrap that Rooker is in talks to play King Shark. Should he sign on, it wouldn’t be the first time that the actor has collaborated with Gunn. He played Yondu, the blue-skinned Ravenger, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Adds David Dastmalchian and Daniela Melchior
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David Dastmalchian

It’s not unusual for James Gunn to include characters who might be considered misfits, outsiders, or troublemakers. That couldn’t have been truer in the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films. But now he is putting together a new cast of misfits in The Suicide Squad. The soft reboot will bring back Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller to reprise their respective characters. They will be joined by Idris Elba, who will reportedly play a new character and not be replacing Will Smith as Deadshot; and John Cena, who is said to be in negotiations for a role in the film as well.

Now there are reports that confirm David Dastmalchian and Daniela Melchior will be added. According to these reports, Dastmalchian will be playing Polka-Dot Man, while Melchior will play Ratcatcher. More on this below.

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John Cena In Talks To Join James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’
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James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad will be a soft reboot. Some of the cast from the original like Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller will return to reprise their respective roles. Others like Idris Elba will play new characters that were never before seen in a DCEU franchise.

Now, Task Force X might be adding some more muscle to the group. Literally. According to new reports, John Cena is in talks to join the team. More on the report below.

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‘The Suicide Squad’: Viola Davis Returning; Idris Elba Not Playing Deadshot
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The Dark Tower Idris Elba as Roland Deschain

The fact that we are getting James Gunn films from both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DCEU is a gift. After the director was fired by Disney on their third Guardian of the Galaxy film – but before he was subsequently reinstated – Gunn was brought in to write and direct The Suicide Squad. The new film, which was considered to be a soft reboot at the time, is not loosely using the term, as characters and actors from David Ayer‘s original film are returning. Jai Courtney will be back to play Captain Boomerang, and now Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller.

However, Idris Elba, who was tapped to replace Will Smith as Deadshot, is no longer being considered for the role of the assassin with deadly accuracy. More on the report here below.

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‘The Suicide Squad’ Brings Back Jai Courtney As Captain Boomerang
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Captain Boomerang

Before James Gunn can sail through space with the Guardians of the Galaxy for the third time, he’s going to be directing a different kind of misfits in the DC Extended Universe film The Suicide Squad. And though the film is being considered a reboot, with actors like the departing Will Smith being replaced by Idris Elba as Deadshot and other actors like Margot Robbie being rumored to return, it looks like the filmmaker will be mixing in some memorable rogues with very obscure criminals.

According to new reports, Jai Courtney is said be coming back to play as Captain Boomerang. At least that’s what he’s telling us. Find out what he had to say about his “return” below.

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Idris Elba May Be The New Deadshot In James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’
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The Dark Tower

It looks like Deadshot will be coming back for Suicide Squad 2, which is now going by the title The Suicide Squad. Just not the Deadshot you know. Will Smith, who was the first to play Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot, was forced to exit the role because of scheduling conflicts. But it didn’t take too long for Warner Bros. to find his replacement. According to new reports, the studio is eyeing Idris Elba to play the role of the sharp shooting assassin.

Not only that, Warner Bros. is “barreling towards the casting process,” as the studio is loving what screenwriter James Gunn has turned in. More on the report below.

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Will Smith Exits ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Due To Scheduling Conflicts
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Will Smith

Sorry folks, it looks like you won’t be seeing Floyd Lawton take another contract in Suicide Squad 2. Will Smith, who introduced us to the cinematic version of the character, won’t be coming back. While the script was one of the weakest parts of the first film, Deadshot himself was one of the best parts of the film.

Sure, we’ve seen some key actors stay and others leave before. But Smith is not leaving for the reasons that Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill (…maybe) exited. Scheduling conflicts contributed to this parting of ways. More on the report below.

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James Gunn In Talks To Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2’
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James Gunn

After being fired as the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for highly controversial tweets that were made over a decade ago, James Gunn made a significant return to superhero movies by being hired by Warner Bros. to write the script for DC’s Suicide Squad 2 this past October.

The script he was writing wouldn’t be considered a true sequel but rather a soft relaunch of the franchise, so the title has been changed to The Suicide Squad. Now, he’s making the move to direct the film as well. More on the report below.

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James Gunn To Write New ‘Suicide Squad’ For Warner Bros.
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James Gunn director of Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn is ready for a comeback. The former Guardians of the Galaxy director who was fired by Disney for years old tweets that were unearthed by an ultra-conservative group has found a new gig at Warner Bros.

Gunn will now be writing a script for a Suicide Squad film. That’s right, according to new reports, this won’t be a sequel but rather a new take on the ensemble of criminals looking for shorter prison sentences. More on the report below.

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Warner Bros. Finds A New Director For ‘Suicide Squad 2’
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Director Chosen For Suicide Squad 2

After a long road with some twists and turns, Warner Bros. has finally found a new director for the DC sequel Suicide Squad 2. WB has locked in The Accountant, Warrior, Pride and Glory, and Miracle director Gavin O’Connor for the job.

Previous names attached to the project include Mel Gibson, David Goyer, and Jaume Collet-Serra, who ultimately decided to direct Jungle Cruise for Disney instead.

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