There’s a new Suicide Squad coming this year and it’s not exactly a sequel or a remake. But it does have a revamped Task Force X with a whole roster of new supervillains. James Gunn’s upcoming Suicide Squad will bring back a handful of characters from the previous Suicide Squad movie along with a host of new ones.
Continuing on the roster is Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. James Gunn’s Suicide Squad features no less than 17 Task Force X characters. Including big names such as Idris Elba as Bloodsport and John Cena as Peacemaker. Other names on this star-studded list are Sylvester Stalone, Nathan Fillion and Peter Capaldi.
Get ready for the new roll call in this new re-introduction of The Suidice Squad. Out on August 6th 2021.
Idris Elba as Bloodsport
Idris Elba is taking over Will Smith’s role, but he won’t be playing as Smith’s character Deadshot. Instead, Elba will be playing Robert DuBois or Bloodsport. In the comics, Bloodsport is a Vietnam War-obsessed mercenary who plays a villain to Superman. He uses high-tech guns and weaponry with Kryptonite bullets that are teleported into his hands. During The Suicide Squad, he is serving time in prison for shooting Superman with a Kryptonite bullet.
John Cena as Peacemaker
Christopher Smith, a.k.a. Peacemaker, is a person that John Cena describes as a “douchey Captain America”. He’s a sort of anti-superhero soldier who loves peace so much, he’s willing to kill for it. Originally he was a pacifist diplomat who used strictly non-lethal weapons. Although over time he developed into a more violent vigilante willing to make sacrifices for the greater good. In the comics, he finds out that his efforts are the result of mental illness, caused by the shame and guilt of knowing his father was a Nazi death camp commandant.
David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man
Polka Dot Man, also known as Mister Polka Dot, is a Gotham City villain and enemy to Batman. His moniker comes from the polka-dotted suit he wears. Each spot can be peeled off and turned into different objects, ranging from dangerous weapons to bizarre vehicles, such as flying saucers. In the comics, Polka-Dot Man briefly captures Robin before he is freed by Batman.
Sylvester Stallone as King Shark
King Shark is the son of a Hawaiin Shark God and a human woman. Resulting in the body of Great White Shark with a humanoid body. He has big nasty teeth, and claws that can rip anyone to shreds while also being able to breathe underwater and swim incredible distances. As sharks do. But mainly, he likes to kidnap people and eat them. In the comics, he’s discovered by Superboy in Hawaii and for a brief time, he was Aquaman’s sidekick.
Nathan Fillion as TDK
TDK, short for The Detachable Kid or Arm-Fall-Off-Boy. He has the ability to detach his own limbs and use them as blunt weapons. How useful this is as a power will remain to be seen. In the comics, he’s a convicted felon and member of the first Task Force X strike team.
Peter Capaldi as The Thinker
The Thinker is one of DC Comics’ oldest villains, and the name was used by four different supervillains over the years. A hyperintelligent supervillain with telepathic abilities, his abilities include technologically derived powers of telekinesis and mind control. Using his “Thinking Cap” it is a metal helmet that projects mental force.
Mayling Ng as Mongal
The Suicide Squad is packed to the gills with anti-heroes and a half Gods, so why not add an alien warrior into the mix? Mongal is the daughter of a tyrannical ruler Mongul, from the planet Warwold. She and her brother came to Earth to attempt and kill Superman. She possesses superhuman strength, agility, speed, and stamina, which allowed her to engage Superman in combat.
Flula Borg as Javelin
Javelin is a former German Olympic athlete who, for unknown reasons, turned to a life of crime. He created an arsenal of weapons based on javelins. From collapsible high-tech javelins, explosive javelins and more. In the comics, he is an enemy of Green Lantern and he stole the prototype jet-powered solar Ferris Aircraft. Javelin was later captured, however, and recruited to The Suicide Squad.