Taika Waititi May Join James Gunn's 'Suicide Squad': Report
Just when you think Taika Waititi has done it all, the eccentric "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Jojo Rabbit" filmmaker surprises us yet again: He's reportedly in talks to play a role in James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad."
That's the scoop from Deadline, which says that Waititi may be joining the already-stacked cast of the upcoming DC supervillain team-up flick. As with most comic book movie casting news, the trade reports that there's "No word on what part, or how big" just yet.
Filmmakers are going to have to make a decision soon, since Deadline says that there's reportedly going to be a table read for "The Suicide Squad" on September 11, and production is set to begin on September 23. Since Waititi is already prepping work on the upcoming "Thor: Love and Thunder," we imagine he's pretty busy, and thus probably only negotiating for a small roll in the flick.
Since both Gunn and Waititi got their start at DC rival Marvel, we're not-so-secretly hoping that Waititi's casting will have some sort of winking nod to their connection to the MCU. But multi-talented Waititi -- who's also an actor, writer, and producer in addition to director -- can truly do anything, so whatever role he's playing, we'll be on board.
"The Suicide Squad" -- a sequel-reboot of sorts -- is bringing back 2016 "Suicide Squad" stars Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), and Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag). New additions to the cast include Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), Flula Borg, Steve Agee (King Shark), and Nathan Fillion.
The feature is due in theaters on August 6, 2021.