A storm is coming to the DCEU -- Storm Reid, that is. The "A Wrinkle in Time" star has joined James Gunn's forthcoming superhero flick "The Suicide Squad," THR reports.
The young actress will be the onscreen daughter of Idris Elba, but little is known about their characters. While there were initially reports that Elba would replace Will Smith as Deadshot, it has since been reported that he'll actually portray a new character. They'll join returning "Suicide Squad" cast members Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis. Their fellow newcomers include John Cena and David Dastmalchian.
Gunn is the screenwriter for "The Suicide Squad," and he previously talked to Deadline about how "it just instantly started flowing" when he sat down to write it. Unfortunately, he hasn't revealed plot details. In fact, Gunn wouldn't even confirm if it was a sequel or a reboot when speaking to Entertainment Tonight (via Screen Rant) in May.
It could be a while before we learn more about Reid's character. Whatever it is, her acting resume shows she's ready. While "A Wrinkle in Time" is Reid's biggest film to date, she has more in the pipeline, including "Relive" and "Killing Winston Jones." On top of that, she stars in the HBO teen drama series "Euphoria" and recently appeared in the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us."
"The Suicide Squad" is expected to start shooting in September in Atlanta and hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.