James Gunn has officially confirmed Sylvester Stallone’s casting in The Suicide Squad. Stallone’s role in the upcoming movie is currently undisclosed.
James Gunn has officially confirmed Sylvester Stallone’s casting in his upcoming film The Suicide Squad. Serving as a stand-alone sequel and soft-reboot to David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad movie, The Suicide Squad is a superhero film written and directed by Guardians of the Galaxy helmer Gunn. In the film, A-listed performers including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, and Viola Davis star as the eponymous DC Comics team of antiheroes. The Suicide Squad is the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe, and it is due to premiere theatrically in the United States on August 6, 2021.
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Earlier Today, Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram to reveal that he had landed an undisclosed role in Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel. The Judge Dredd actor posted a video on the social media app confirming that he was headed to the set of The Suicide Squad to film a scene for the upcoming movie. But later, the 74-year-old actor took down the video from his Instagram handle. Stallone, however, soon followed up on his casting news with another Instagram post, where he said that working with the “incredible” Gunn on his “astounding” movie had made his year “amazing”.
Now, director James Gunn has also officially confirmed Stallone’s casting in The Suicide Squad. Much like Stallone, Gunn put up an Instagram post affirming the Oscar-winning actor’s participation in his new movie. Gunn mentioned that he had an amazing time reteaming with Stallone, possibly referring to his previous collaboration with the actor in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where Stallone appeared briefly as Stakar Ogord (Starhawk). According to Gunn, Stallone is not just an “iconic movie star”, but he is also a polished actor who is fun to work with. The director refrained from spilling any details about Stallone’s character in The Suicide Squad. Take a look at Gunn’s post below.
Having appeared in over 74 films, Stallone has left quite a mark in the entertainment industry. The award-winning actor best known for leading the Rocky and Rambo franchises has also served as a director, producer, and screenwriter on several, notable film projects. Currently, the scope of Stallone’s role in The Suicide Squad is under wraps. It’s most likely the actor will appear in the film in a small role, perhaps not unlike his appearance in Guardians 2. It’s also unclear if Stallone’s character have any superpowers in The Suicide Squad. But this doesn’t mean that fans won’t be able to see the seasoned actor as a superhero on the screen. Stallone is currently filming MGM’s superhero-thriller film Samaritan. The movie – which releases next summer – features Stallone as the leading superpowered individual, Stanley Kominski.
Stallone’s casting is indeed an interesting addition to The Suicide Squad‘s already star-studded cast list. No matter what role the actor appears in, it will assuredly be a treat for franchise fans and as well as for admirers of the legendary actor. Gunn looks up to Stallone as a performer, and he is well aware of the actor’s stature in the industry. It is, therefore, certain that he will honor Stallone with a character that matches his caliber and which is pivotal from a narrative viewpoint. While it will undoubtedly be interesting to see Stallone as an antihero, fans will have to wait quite sometime before they can find what character he is actually playing.
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Key Release Dates
- Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)Release date: Dec 25, 2020
- The Suicide Squad (2021)Release date: Aug 06, 2021
- The Batman (2022)Release date: Mar 04, 2022
- The Flash (2022)Release date: Nov 04, 2022
- Aquaman 2 (2022)Release date: Dec 16, 2022
- Shazam 2 (2023)Release date: Jun 02, 2023
- Black AdamRelease date: Dec 22, 2021
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