James Gunn's 'Suicide Squad' Adds 'Pitch Perfect 2' Star Flula Borg
Deadline has the scoop that Flula Borg is the latest star to join the ever-growing ensemble of the DC villains feature. Borg -- a German actor, DJ, YouTube star, and comedian who is best known to U.S. audiences for his part as one the Bellas' international a cappella rivals in "Pitch Perfect 2" -- will reportedly be playing a love interest to one of the film's characters, though Deadline says that not much else is known about the role at this time.
Borg's comedic sensibilities mesh well with Gunn's offbeat aesthetic, which Gunn showcased in his breakout film, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy." DC is undoubtedly hoping that the filmmaker's signature wit and quirk can breathe new life into "The Suicide Squad," which faltered with fans and critics alike on its first attempt at a film in 2016.
With the cast so far, it looks like Gunn is doing just that. In addition to Borg, other newcomers to the franchise include Idris Elba (reportedly playing a new villain), "A Wrinkle in Time" star Storm Reid (playing Elba's character's daughter), "Ant-Man" star David Dastmalchian (playing Polka-Dot Man), Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista (rumored to be playing Peacemaker), newcomer Daniela Melchior (playing Ratcatcher), and John Cena. Returning stars from the original include Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis.
"The Suicide Squad" is due to storm theaters on August 6, 2021.