Sylvester Stallone Joins James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’
2020 has been rather barebones when it came to pop culture content. This year we saw a lot of things get postponed, so there were some uncertainties about what we can expect for the future. Luckily, DC organized its first major online event titled DCFanDome. It offered some first looks at Wonder Woman, The Batman, Black Adam, and most notably James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad. We got introduced to the entire cast during the show’s panel. It already was quite an extensive cast, but it looks like one more has joined the fray. Earlier today, the iconic actor behind classics such as Rocky, Rambo, and The Expendables (among countless others) has announced he filmed something for the film. Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram to make a short video and essentially confirm that he will be playing an undisclosed role in the upcoming DC film.
The Suicide Squad has an extensive cast list, which includes Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, Viola Davis, and many more. It is currently set to premiere in August 2021. Stallone does not give away who he may end up playing. We know that he will not be an active part of the team, so he could be playing a general that works for Davis‘ Amanda Waller. We do not know how the team comes together, so we might see them face other iconic DC characters. In the original Suicide Squad, we had a short sequence of Will Smith‘s Deadshot being confronted by Batman. So, he could end up playing a hero or vigilante that takes down one of the members. It’ll be interesting to see where and when he appears in the film. Also, this marks the second time he takes on a role in one of James Gunn‘s superhero films. He also appeared as Starhawk in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, who was one of the founding members of the Ravagers. Hopefully, their continued work means he may also appear in the third installment.