It’s a tale of two Pete’s.
James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) is adding even more talent to his curious The Suicide Squad roster. Viva Variety, Doctor Who‘s Peter Capaldi is set to join the upcoming film. The report adds that Gunn is also eyeing SNL star Pete Davidson for a role.
Gunn himself is writing and directing Warner Bros’ quasi-reboot of the 2016 DC Comics film about a group of supervillains are forced into top secret missions by the U.S. government. Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney and Viola Davis are reprising their roles while Idris Elba, John Cena, David Dastmalchian and Daniela Melchior have already boarded the project.
The original Suicide Squad was a box office smash, grossing $746.8 million worldwide despite flat critical reception.
Capaldi starred in the hit BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who between 2012 and 2017. He previously won an Oscar in 1995 for the live-action short Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life.
Davidson joined Saturday Night Live in 2014. He recently wrote and starred in an upcoming Universal comedy produced and directed by Judd Apatow.
The Suicide Squad lands in theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.
What do you make of this news? Do these additions to an already star-studded cast get you and more pumped for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad? Sound off in the comments below and let me know your thoughts!