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John Cena’s Role in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Revealed

Yesterday, we found out actor and WWE superstar John Cena is in talks to join James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and now we know which character he’ll likely play.

Variety’s Justin Kroll initially broke the casting report but has since fleshed out a few more details on Twitter. The biggest reveal: Cena is expected to take on the role of Christopher Smith, Aka the Peacemaker.

Created by Joe Gill and Pat Boyette in 1966 for Charlton Comics, the Peacemaker was acquired by DC Comics in the mid-80s and used sparingly over the last 30+ years. Originally “a pacifist diplomat so committed to peace that he was willing to use force to advance the cause,” Alan Moore used aspects of the character for the basis of The Comedian in Watchmen.

Warner Bros. hasn’t officially confirmed the news, but in the comics, Smith is a jacked marksman who specializes in advanced military weapon systems,
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John Cena in talks for Suicide Squad sequel

Actor-wrestler John Cena is circling a role in the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel. According to sources, Cena is in talks to join actors Idris Elba and Margot Robbie in the follow-up to 2016's Suicide Squad, reports variety.com. Robbie is set to return as Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney is back as Captain Boomerang.? It was first reported that the studio Warner Bros decided to have Elba play a brand-new character instead of taking on Deadshot, a character portrayed by actor Will Smith in the first film.?

It's currently unknown who Cena and Elba will be playing.

James Gunn will write and direct the movie. It is scheduled to hit the theatres on August 6, 2021.

The film will mark Cena's first comic-book role. Cena made his foray into acting after years as one of the top WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) stars.?

Cena's latest big-screen roles include Blockers, alongside Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz.
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John Cena circles James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’

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Wrestler turned actor, John Cena has entered into negotiations to join the cast of James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’.

Cena would join Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney who returns as Captain Boomerang. Idris Elba also joined the cast, initially replacing Will Smith in the role of Deadshot, but after having scrapped the character, Elba will be playing another undisclosed role. Cena’s role at this stage is also unknown.

Gunn is set to write and direct the follow-up. who better to convey the story Gunn developed than Gunn himself. The sequel, which has the working title of ‘The Suicide Squad’ is said to have Gunn’s tonal voice to the script. The project is also being branded as a revamp rather than a straight-up sequel to David Ayer’s film. Filming is due to begin this September, and a release date of August 6, 2021, has been set.

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John Cena in talks for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad

It looks like John Cena is set to join the DC Extended Universe for his first comic book movie role, as Variety is reporting that the WWE Superstar is in talks to join the cast of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Gunn is writing and directing the supervillain team-up, which has been described as a “total reboot” of the 2016 movie, although it is bringing back a number of cast members including Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller).

Idris Elba (Avengers: Infinity War) was recently announced as joining the cast, originally as a replacement for Will Smith in the role of Deadshot, although it has since been announced that he’ll now be portraying a new character. As yet, there’s no word as to who this is, or who Cena could be playing.

Cena was most recently seen on the big screen in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee,
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Dave Bautista Drops Out Of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad

Apparently, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad only has room for one famed wrestler turned actor, as it seems that Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is no longer in the running for the upcoming DC flick.

Earlier today, Variety broke the news that John Cena is in talks for a role in Gunn’s follow-up to 2016’s Suicide Squad. Shortly after the article went live, reporter Justin Kroll took to Twitter with a couple more details he forgot to mention.

Firstly, it’s said that Cena’s potential part was originally meant for Bautista, but the actor had to pass because of his packed schedule. Indeed, seeing how the star has already signed on to appear in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, before reuniting with Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, we can certainly buy that Bautista might be
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James Gunn's The Suicide Squad Wants John Cena

James Gunn's The Suicide Squad Wants John Cena
John Cena may finally be joining the cast of a major comic book movie. Warner Bros. is currently on a hot streak with their DC universe, following the success of both Aquaman and Shazam at the box office. They're looking to continue that success with their upcoming slate. That includes The Suicide Squad, which is positioned as a reboot of the franchise (even though it will feature several of the same characters from 2016's Suicide Squad). Now, it looks like one of the new characters will be played by Cena.

According to a new report, John Cena, the WWE superstar turned actor, is in talks to join the cast of The Suicide Squad in a currently unspecified role. This would mark Cena's first foray into the world of superhero movies. While his early acting exploits were largely relegated to B-level action movies, such as The Marine or 12 Rounds, Cena
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Rumor: John Cena poised to join the cast of James Gunn's Suicide Squad

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A rumor circulating around the old watercooler has wrestling champion turned Hollywood heavy-hitter John Cena looking to join the "Worst of the Worst" for Warner Bros. The Suicide Squad. The high-profile project will be written and directed by Guardians Of The Galaxy alum James Gunn, with Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Jai Courtney all set to caper around Gotham as the villainous ensemble…
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John Cena In Talks To Join James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad

Proving that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dave Bautista aren’t the only professional wrestlers from his generation with potential to have successful film careers, John Cena now looks to add something rather impressive to his resume. To be more specific, Variety reports that he’s currently in talks to star in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Right now, it’s unknown which character Cena would potentially play in the upcoming blockbuster, but theories are already swirling. Considering how the Polka Dot Man and Peacemaker had previously been rumored, it could be either one of those. Conversely, the former WWE Champion may be suiting up as any number of characters to have appeared in a comic book penned by the likes of Jon Ostrander, Adam Glass or Rob Williams.

As you may have heard, Cena isn’t the only one with a question mark above his head, as recent
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John Cena in Talks to Join James Gunn's The Suicide Squad

It looks like John Cena (Bumblebee) could end up joining James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. The actor is currently in talks to take on one of the lead roles.

Cena will join Idris Elba in the film along with returning cast members Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg.

There’s no word on who Cena will play in the film, but some of the characters rumored for the film include Ratcatcher, Peacemaker, King Shark, and Polka Dot Man. There’s also supposed to be a monstrous alien woman who will also appear in the film, and Killer Frost is rumored to show up as well.

While we don’t have any concrete story details, it is said that the current draft of the script could “follow the team on a mission to the Middle
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John Cena Eyed for ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel (Exclusive)

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John Cena Eyed for ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel (Exclusive)
The time may be now for John Cena to join the “Suicide Squad” sequel.

Sources tell Variety that Cena is in talks to join Idris Elba and Margot Robbie in Warner Bros.’ follow-up to 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”

Robbie is returning as Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney is back as Captain Boomerang. Variety first reported that the studio decided to have Elba play a brand-new character instead of taking on Deadshot, a character portrayed by Will Smith in the first film. It’s currently unknown who Cena and Elba will be playing.

Warner Bros. had no comment.

James Gunn will write and direct the movie, which is expected to go into production this fall. The tentpole hits theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.

The original “Suicide Squad” — starring Smith, Robbie and Jared Leto — became a massive box office sensation when it hit theaters in 2016, grossing $746.8 million worldwide.

The film will mark Cena’s first comic-book role.
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Jai Courtney Talks Returning for 'Suicide Squad' Sequel, Teases New Film 'Storm Boy'

Jai Courtney Talks Returning for 'Suicide Squad' Sequel, Teases New Film 'Storm Boy'
Jai Courtney is putting the gold tooth back in to reprise his role of Captain Boomerang in James Gunn's upcoming Suicide Squad sequel.

The actor recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter In Studio to discuss rejoining the Squad, although he had some hesitation about revealing the news.

"Yeah, I am," he said of his return as Captain Boomerang. "I said it the other day in an interview and I felt like I let the cat out of the bag. I haven't been sworn to secrecy about it so I guess it’s Ok to say that I will ...
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State of the Dceu: After Six Years & Seven Movies, What Exactly Is WB’s Comic Book Franchise?

Six years and seven movies in, the DC Extended Universe—or whatever it is we're calling Warner Bros.' on-going comic book experiment these days—is a fascinating thing. By most metrics, it's been a success from the start. Man of Steel opened things up in 2013 with an impressive $668 million worldwide. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice took things to new heights with a whopping $873.6 million. Suicide Squad shockingly—and, let's be honest, hilariously—won an Oscar. An Oscar. But Suicide Squad is also a film that asked you to believe Jai Courtney
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Did James Gunn Just Tease Idris Elba’s Character In The Suicide Squad?

One of the big changes we knew that James Gunn was making in his upcoming Suicide Squad sequel – er, sorry, “total reboot” – was replacing Will Smith with Idris Elba as Deadshot. However, this was proven wrong when it was announced Warner Bros. had ultimately decided to switch Elba’s character for a new one. But which DC supervillain is Elba going to portray in The Suicide Squad?

Well, Gunn has always liked to tease his fans with what’s to come in his movies on social media. He’s not really active on Twitter anymore, but his Instagram story is becoming the place to pay attention to instead. Previously, for example, he shared some Harley Quinn fan art, which fans took to be a hint that Margot Robbie will reprise her role in the movie. Now, he’s posted a cover of a classic SS comic from the John Ostrander run in the 1980s.
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James Gunn's The Suicide Squad Will Draw From John Ostrander's Comic Run and Hints at Idris Elba's New Character

Writer and director James Gunn took to Instagram to confirm his inspiration for his upcoming DC film The Suicide Squad. He posted an image on his Instagram Stories of a cover of one of John Ostrander’s Suicide Squad comics confirming that his upcoming film will draw from this acclaimed ‘80s comic book run.

Deadshot and Rick Flagg have central roles in the comic series, and it had a rotating cast of supporting characters. One of those characters is Bronze Tiger, a prominent Suicide Squad member during Ostrander's run. Bronze Tiger could very well be the new character that Elba is playing in the film, since he is no longer playing Deadshot.

It makes sense that Gunn would be influenced by a comic run from the ‘80s. Guardians of the Galaxy also had a heavy ‘80s influence. There is no specific storyline that Gunn will adapting. Like Guardians, he will
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Disney Likes Die Hard 6 Script, But Will They Still Make It?

Disney Likes Die Hard 6 Script, But Will They Still Make It?
Back when the fifth entry in the Die Hard series, A Good Day to Die Hard was in production, star Bruce Willis made it well known that he'd like to retire the John McClane character in a sixth and final film. Since then Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman has signed on for Die Hard 6 with screenwriting duo Chad and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) penning the script. The film is set to be a prequel called McClane which would follow Willis' McClane character and his wife Holly in the 1970s, intermixed with their present-day counterparts. But now that Disney has taken control of all 20th Century Fox productions, do they still plan to bring McClane out to play one final time? Well, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura doesn't even know what's going on at the moment. But that said, he did let us all know in a recent interview
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Joel Kinnaman Will Reportedly Reprise His Role as Rick Flagg in The Suicide Squad

Even though it’s been said that James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be a “total reboot”, with many of the original cast members returning, it seems like this is going to be more of a soft reboot.

We’ve already learned that Viola Davis will be back as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie will be back as Harley Quinn, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. Then there’s Idris Elba who is replacing Will Smith as Deadshot.

Now, it’s being reported that Joel Kinnaman will reprise his role as Rick Flagg in the James Gunn-directed DC film. So, if that’s something you’ve been wondering about… there’s your answer!

These characters will join a few new villainous characters that include Ratcatcher, Peacemaker, King Shark and Polka Dot Man. There’s also supposed to be a monstrous alien woman will also appear in the film and Killer
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‘Storm Boy’ launches in the Us as ‘Hotel Mumbai’ motors along

Storm Boy

Us critics lauded Shawn Seet’s Storm Boy as a beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic tale but the drama faced stiff competition in the specialty market last weekend.

Meanwhile Anthony MarasHotel Mumbai climbed to $US6.4 million after ringing up $1.8 million on 940 screens in its second weekend wide in the Us.

The Bleecker Street/ShivHans Pictures release produced by Basil Iwanyk, Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy, Julie Ryan, Andrew Ogilvie and Jomon Thomas had a decent per-screen average of $1,914, despite falling by 44 per cent.

The thriller starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs and Tilda Cobham-Hervey collected $151,000 in its fourth weekend in Oz, to reach $2.9 million.

The Us distributor Good Deed Entertainment launched Storm Boy on 56 screens, grossing $46,676 for an average of $834.

The international sales agent Kathy Morgan told If last week the distributor had booked the film at premium locations
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Margot Robbie confirmed for The Suicide Squad, Joel Kinnaman also rumoured to return

For something that’s been described as “a total reboot”, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is certainly starting to look very familiar…

Coming hot on the heels of the news that both Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller) are set to return, Variety has revealed that Margot Robbie is now confirmed to reprise her role as Harley Quinn. Robbie is currently shooting the DC girl gang movie Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which is slated for release in 2020.

The trade suggests that Courtney, Davis and Robbie will be the only three cast members from the 2016 movie to return for Gunn’s film, although Discussing Film is also claiming that Joel Kinnaman will be back as Rick Flag.

See Also: The Joker featured in latest Birds of Prey set photos as Jared Leto teases possible return

So far, Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok
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Idris Elba no longer playing Deadshot in The Suicide Squad, but a new character

The Suicide Squad has seen a whirlwind of news over the past couple of days. First producer Peter Safran referred to James Gunn’s film as “a total reboot”, then Jai Courtney confirmed his return as Captain Boomerang only for Viola Davis to return as Amanda Waller as well. Now Variety has dropped this bombshell: Idris Elba, who was tapped to take over Will Smith’s role as Deadshot, will no long play the deadly assassin, but a new character in the film.

Variety notes Gunn and the film’s production team have decided to remove Deadshot from the story after several weeks of discussion. Apparently, even at the time of Elba’s casting after a very positive meeting with Gunn, Elba’s role as Deadshot was not fully set in stone as they were still deciding whether or not he would replace Smith or simply be a new character.
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The Suicide Squad Drops Deadshot, Idris Elba Will Play New Character

The Suicide Squad Drops Deadshot, Idris Elba Will Play New Character
Idris Elba is still going to be in The Suicide Squad, he's just not going to be playing Deadshot. James Gunn has been hired by Warner Bros. to write and direct the next entry in the franchise, which has been described as a "total reboot." That description has seemed confusing, giving that quite a few of the characters from the last movie are coming back. Just today we learned that Viola Davis will be reprising her role as Amanda Waller. But now we have word that Deadshot is going to sit on the sidelines for this one, opening up a whole host of new questions.

Just as a refresher, it was reported early last month that Idris Elba was set to replace Will Smith as Deadshot in the sequel. Smith played the role in David Ayer's 2016 movie but scheduling conflicts are going to prevent him from being able to appear in this one.
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