James Gunn has achieved Squad goals as the cast list and working title for the new Suicide Squad movie have been revealed, courtesy of Collider and Comicbook.com, respectively. In addition to the previously announced Idris Elba as a recast Deadshot, they have unveiled the likes of King Shark, Polka Dot Man, Ratcatcher, and Peacemaker as part of the team. While King Shark had become well-known to audiences thanks to the CW’s Flash TV series (where he was recently featured in a giant smackdown with Gorilla Grodd), it is the Peacemaker who is the most intriguing, in part because this is a role that is earmarked for Hollywood’s most loyal friend ever Dave Bautista. As much as I was hoping to see the former wrestler as Bane, I’m glad he will get his chance to put his stamp on a character few people had heard of, much in the same way he did with Drax.
With the working title of El Dorado, it makes one wonder what the lost city of gold has to do with the Suicide Squad’s latest adventure. While a lot of fans hope that they’ll face off with Black Adam, I’m just glad we’re getting the chance to see some new DC characters on the screen outside of the traditional (yes, I’m including Shazam) Justice League. Even with the original film, the Squad has always seemed to be a great conduit for introducing the lesser-known characters of the DC universe. With his just-announced return to Marvel, I can’t wait to see Gunn give a DC property a new beginning while also giving those lovable a-holes the ending they deserve.
Are you excited for Gunn to take on the Suicide Squad or do you wish Task Force X would just stay behind bars? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to Geeks + Gamers for more on this filmmaker’s big screen comeback.