As James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel continues to assemble its cast, now comes word that Taika Waititi may be joining the picture.
Via Deadline, Gunn is eager for the Thor: Ragnarok helmer to join The Suicide Squad – yes, the sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad is titled The Suicide Squad – although it’s not known what role is being lined up for Taika.
Given Waititi’s hectic schedule, it’s expected that it will be a small role or a voiceover gig. Currently, the New Zealander has Jojo Rabbit set for an October release, then will direct Next Goal Wins, and then there’s the small matter of Thor: Love and Thunder.
Production on The Suicide Squad is officially set to commence on September 23rd ahead of an August 6th, 2021 release.
Right now, plot details are scarce on the sequel – although we do know that Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Storm Reid, Steve Agee, Flula Borg and Nathan Fillion are joining a host of returning faces.