Director James Gunn revealed ‘The Suicide Squad 2’ full cast listing on Twitter which includes 24 stars, according to Variety.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 13, 2019
Gunn also confirmed that Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis will all reprise the roles they played in the first film. New cast members include Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Idris Elba, John Cena, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, David Dastmalchian and Daniela Melchior.
Will Smith, who previously starred as Deadshot, will not be returning. And although it was rumored that Elba would be taking Smith’s place, Variety broke the news in April that the villain Deadshot will not be in “The Suicide Squad” and Elba will instead be playing a new character with a daughter portrayed by “Euphoria” and “A Wrinkle in Time” actress Reid.
Gunn and Warner Bros still have not revealed which characters many of the actors will be playing.
Gunn, who also directed “Guardians of the Galaxy,” wrote the second “Suicide Squad” installment, which tells the story of a group of supervillains forced by the government to work for good and save mankind.
The first Warner Bros. installment was a hit at the box office in 2016, grossing $768 million worldwide despite dismal reviews. The next installment will be released nationwide Aug 6, 2021.