As James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad continues to flesh out its core cast, now comes word on another potential addition for the sequel-cum-reboot.
Courtesy of Variety, John Cena is said to be in talks to join the Task Force X effort in an unknown role. Multiple-time WWE Champion Cena has begun to make roads into the acting world over the past several years, and he most recently impressed in this year’s all-kinds-of-fun Bumblebee. Even more recently than that, of course, Cena returned to his Doctor of Thuganomics roots to lay a beating on Elias at this month’s WrestleMania 35.
Where The Suicide Squad – and yes, the sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad is titled The Suicide Squad – is concerned, we know that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Will Smith’s Deadshot won’t be returning for the picture. The rest of the primary cast of Suicide Squad are expected to return to action, although the only confirmed cast members at this stage are Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang.
In terms of new additions, King Shark, Ratcatcher, Polka-Dot Man and Peacemaker are joining the action in The Suicide Squad and Idris Elba has a to-be-revealed role in the follow-up.
To be written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad is set for an August 2021 release. After production wraps on the sequel, Gunn will then turn his attention to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.