As is common knowledge by now, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad is due in 2021. Ahead of a reported production kickoff later this month in Atlanta, the cast is receiving some possible new additions, including recent Big Time Adolescence acclaim recipient Pete Davidson.
Deadline came through Tuesday with a report of Doctor Who star and Oscar winner Peter Capaldi having joined the cast, as well as word that Pete Davidson was now "in talks "for a part that's been described as a "small cameo."
Shooting for that mystery character's scenes, per the report, will likely occur during Davidson's Saturday Night Live breaks. Furthermore, as for how those talks are going, Deadline said a final deal is still being put together.
The report also lets loose some additional alleged production info regarding Gunn's project, including that a table read is said to be going down Sept. 11. Less than two weeks later, actual production will begin at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta ahead of the movie's Aug. 6, 2021 release date.
Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, and Jojo Rabbit writer/director Taika Waititi are among those who have already been confirmed for the Gunn-penned film. Despite the non-sequely nature of the title, The Suicide Squad is indeed being billed as a sequel to David Ayer's 2016 film Suicide Squad.
Meanwhile, production wrapped back in April on Robbie's Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). The Cathy Yan-directed film is the eighth DCEU entry and is due for theatrical release Feb. 7, 2020.
In related Pete news, Hulu has acquired the streaming rights to the aforementioned Big Time Adolescence in a deal Deadline says is worth $4 million. Theatrically, NEON is reported as still being in discussions regarding the old school side of the film's distribution.