Sylvester Stallone Joins The Cast Of The Suicide Squad

Director James Gunn shared an image on Instagram confirming Sylvester Stallone will join the cast of the 'Suicide Squad' sequel.

Sylvester Stallone has joined the cast of 'The Suicide Squad'.

The 74-year-old action legend is set to reunite with director James Gunn, who he worked with on 2017's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as he joins the DC world in the upcoming anti-hero flick.

Details of his part are yet to be revealed, but Stallone joins a star-studded cast which boasts the likes of Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Viola Davis and John Cena. Mayling Ng, the English-born actress whose father is Singaporean, is involved as well as Mongal. Ng was last seen as an Amazon warrior in Wonder Woman

Gunn confirmed the casting news on Instagram, writing alongside a picture of the pair: "Always love working with my friend @officialslystallone & our work today on #TheSuicideSquad was no exception.

"Despite Sly being an iconic movie star, most people still don't have any idea what an amazing actor this guy is."

While the Rocky legend wrote on his page: "Working with this incredible director on this astounding project has made this an amazing year. I am a very lucky man to be surrounded by such talent!"

Meanwhile, Joel Kinnaman recently hinted that The Suicide Squad will be a funny movie.

The 40-year-old actor will reprise his role as Rick Flag in the upcoming superhero sequel and suggested that Gunn has taken a light-hearted approach to the DC Extended Universe movie.

He said: "It really felt like my first real comedy. James has such confidence in the genre, when I read the script I was laughing at every page."

Kinnaman also praised Gunn for successfully blending humorous scenes with emotional sequences: "He has this confidence in his storytelling to go from something silly and childish to something emotional and real and the pendulum swings really quickly.

"Some of the characters are just crazy. It's an R-rated film that is really childish."

The Suicide Squad is slated for release in August 2021. Gunn is also set to write and direct several episodes of Peacemaker, a Suicide Squad spin-off for HBO Max. The series centres on the titular character played by John Cena and will also star Orange is the New Black's Danielle Brooks and Robert Patrick. — BANG

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