Well, it sounds like Michael Rooker won’t be the only cast member from The Guardians of The Galaxy joining James Gunn’s DC Comics film The Suicide Squad according to a rumor.
GeeksWorldwide is now claiming that Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro (Sicario) is being eyed for a villain role in the comic book action film as the character has the codename of “The Mayor”.
Benicio Del Toro is in the top choice to play one of the villains of the film, currently under the codename “The Mayor.” Not much is known about the character other than he is an “irascible old warrior who lives for war.”
The outlet first revealed that Daniela Melchior was in the mix for the role of Ratcatcher before the actress was confirmed by trades.
If Benicio nabs the role he’ll be joining Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Idris Elba, John Cena, David Dastmalchian, Rooker, and Melchior.
The Suicide Squad is expected to begin shooting this fall and has an official release date of August 6th, 2021.
Once James Gunn is finished with The Suicide Squad he’s expected to begin work on Guardians of The Galaxy 3 and may be able to start production late next year.
SOURCE: GEEKS WORLDWIDE