I have no idea what’s going on with James Gunn‘s Suicide Squad movie-remake-or-maybe-a-sequel-thing but that’s absolutely changed now that my boo Taika Waititi might be joining the cast.
So if you’re not very familiar with the project, here’s the gist.
Back in January, Gunn signed on to direct the move which is apparently a reboot. Yes, reboot. Yes, the other one only came out in 2016. Just go with it. In an interview with Collider from earlier this year, producer Peter Safran said they’re not calling it Suicide Squad 2 “because it’s a total reboot”, so there you go. Gunn himself calls it The Suicide Squad so yep, cool.
Anyway, Gunn was already writing the script for the project when he copped the directing role. It was his first since Disney fired (and re-hired) him for those really old tweets.
There’s been a splattering of casting news over the past couple of months with the likes of Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Coutney, Joel Kinnaman, Idris Elba, and Nathan Fillion all on board. Will Smith, who starred as Deadshot, will not be returning for the movie because of a scheduling conflict.
Now Deadline reports Waititi might join the cast as well. Sources told the publication that the Thor director is in talks to star in the film in an undisclosed role.
Given Waititi’s history as Korg, a droid in The Mandalorian, and a little purple alien in Rick and Morty, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up starring as some CG character.
Waititi is currently gearing up for the release of his satire Jojo Rabbit, the movie about a young German boy and his imaginary friend Hitler. Waititi stars as Hitler.
It also stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, and Scarlett Johansson.
Jojo Rabbit hits Aussie cinemas December 26.
Waititi will also helm Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder which is slated for a 2021 release. The flick will be filmed in Sydney next year, which is a BIG HELL YES.