Peter Capaldi And Pete Davidson Eyed For James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad

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James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, the soft reboot of the 2016 film of the same, grows more intriguing with each bit of casting news.

Unlike a Collection of Chrises, Gunn seems to aiming to get pair up some Petes.

According to Deadline, Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) and Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Light) are up for a pair of roles for the DC films from the Guardians of the Galaxy director.

Capaldi’s role, like most of the castings, is shrouded in mystery. Davidson’s, however, is said to be more like a cameo than anything else. Neither deal is formalized at this time and no word has come from WB reps.

Capaldi would be a huge get for the series as the Doctor Who fanbase is loyal and many (myself included) are fond of Capaldi. It would be awesome to see him in a film led by Gunn.

This film, which is not a sequel but more like a soft reboot, sees characters from the 2016 return such as Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) return.

New faces include Idris Elba, John Cena, David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), Flula Borg, Steve Agee (King Shark), Nathan Fillion, Storm Reid, and Taika Waititi. Not much is known about the other characters appearing in the film, but production is supposed to commence later this month (September)

The Suicide Squad will debut on Aug, 6, 2021.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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