Recently, Suicide Squad actor Jai Courtney confirmed to BusinessInsider that he would be reprising the Captain Boomerang role in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, which seemed to be a signal that other cast members would be returning as well.
TheWrap has revealed the not so shocking information that Oscar-winner Viola Davis will be back as well returning to the role of Amanda Waller. The Suicide Squad’s government handler and liaison.
Oscar, Tony, and Emmy winner Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad,” an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively told TheWrap.
I think the news that Idris Elba was replacing Will Smith as Deadshot made many people nervous that characters would be recast or wouldn’t be returning. It’s starting to look like Smith might be the only recasting to be expected. Margot Robbie has yet to be announced but with her finishing up on Birds of Prey this month there is an expectation she will be back as well.
The talk is that The Suicide Squad will begin shooting this fall in Atlanta, while unconfirmed it would make sense that Gunn wants to get this started up soon so he can get back to finishing up Guardians of The Galaxy 3.
Warner Bros. has set the film’s release date for August 6th, 2021.
SOURCE: THE WRAP