Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has been playing both sides by making movies for both Marvel and DC. For the latter, he’s helming Suicide Squad 2, and he has revealed the cast on Twitter. The list of stars includes John Cena, Jai Courtney, Nathan Fillion, Peter Capaldi, Idris Elba, and Tinashe Kajeese.
Of course, a number of actors from the first film will also be making their return for the sequel. Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag. Gunn’s tweet also included a message suggesting that many of the characters these actors plays won’t survive the movie–as is typical for Suicide Squad stories in comics.
As previously confirmed, producer Peter Safran said that the sequel is a “total reboot,” which will no doubt be comforting to fans of the DC comics that were left disappointed by the first movie. Although it wasn’t received well critically, the first Suicide Squad broke box office records.
Suicide Squad had one of the highest openings of 2016, behind Captain America: Civil War($179.1 million), Batman v Superman ($166 million), and Finding Dory ($135.06 million). James Gunn is also helming Disney and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.