Viola Davis & Jai Courtney Are Returning For James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad”

Don’t call it a come back. Don’t call it a reboot either. Despite director James Gunn retooling the next Suicide Squad film with new members and replacing Will Smith with Idris Elba, it might not be a total reboot.

Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn is already to make an appearance. Now Jai Courtney and Viola Davis appears to be coming back to the franchise as well. Courtney will reprise his role as Captain Boomerang and Viola Davis is said to be reprising her role as Amanda Waller.

The sequel to 2016’s “Suicide Squad” will hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021. Peter Safran and Charles Roven are producing.

Guardians of the Galaxy” director Gunn was brought on board to helm the project. He also wrote the script and will have a completely new take on the property, in which DC supervillains are recruited by the government to carry out secret missions too dirty for the likes of Superman and Batman.

Davis previously told Nerd Report that she is”fascinated by the character,” who serves the DC Universe in a similar capacity as Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

UPDATE:

Joel Kinnaman is also set to reprise his role as Rick Flag in “The Suicide Squad.”

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