The former Doctor Who star is swapping the TARDIS for the DC Universe
Okay, chalk this news up as TOTALLY UNEXPECTED. Former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has officially joined the cast of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Yes, the thirteenth Doctor has swapped the TARDIS for the DC Universe and will now join what appears to be an all-star cast for James Gunn’s reboot/reimaging of the property.
It has also been confirmed that Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson is in talks for a small cameo in the movie which he is expected to film around his SNL schedule. In the past few months, Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) as well as new cast members Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher) and Flula Borg have all but been confirmed for the film.
In addition to this wonderful cast, it was recently revealed that Nathan Fillion and filmmaker Taika Waititi are in talks to join the cast, as is Steve Agee, who is expected to voice the character King Shark.
The casting of Capaldi is a masterstroke by James Gunn. The screen legend has a commanding screen presence and his addition to the cast will only bring an extra dimension to the DC Universe.
The Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit our screens on August 6th 2021.
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