The new squad’s filling up
Details haven’t been given for either of the actor’s roles, but Fillion has had a long history of working with Gunn: playing the voice of a monstrous inmate in Guardians of the Galaxy, Bill Pardy in 2006 horror Slither, and the Holy Avenger in 2010’s Super. So it seemed almost a given that the actor would appear in another of Gunn’s projects.
According to Deadline, there will be a table read for the DC sequel on September 11th, with production set to begin 12 days later at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, so the announcements of these actors being cast are probably going to be the last.
The cast of The Suicide Squad currently includes returning members Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), and new cast members Idris Elba (who won’t be Deadshot, as was rumoured), David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratchatcher), Steve Agee (King Shark), John Cena (Peacemaker), Storm Reid, Flula Borg and Taika Waititi.
The Suicide Squad is on track for an August 6th, 2021 release.