'The Suicide Squad' Full Cast List: Meet Margot Robbie, Idris Elba and others from DC movie
James Gunn's reboot of 'The Suicide Squad' also stars John Cena, Viola Davis, Alice Braga and more in pivotal roles
‘The Suicide Squad’ is undoubtedly one of the highly anticipated movies of the year and fans cannot wait to see their favorite comic-book characters on the screen once again. James Gunn, known for his hit MCU films, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2' will be helming the project, meaning expectations to see a quirky, unique style of storytelling is pretty high from fans.
Based on the characters written by John Ostrander, the film revolves around imprisoned convicts of Belle Reve penitentiary, who are sent to South America as a member of Task Force X, to destroy a Nazi-era prison and laboratory which conducted experiments. However, the entire mission gets upside down when they come into conflict with Starro, a humongous, telepathic starfish.
This is the second DC movie to release in theatres after ‘Wonder Woman 1984’. Viewers would be hoping to see Gunn bringing the same kind of charm, humor and action that he got famous for after the release of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy'. Apart from an interesting premise, the film also features some of the biggest stars working in Hollywood right now. So, let’s take a look at the cast of DC’s upcoming movie.
Margot Robbie as Dr Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn
Born on July 2, 1990, Margot Elise Robbie has emerged to be one of the finest talents of this generation and has given several award-worthy performances. The actress began her career with independent films and on the Australian TV series ‘Neighbours’ in 2008. Meanwhile, she made her feature film debut in 2013 with the movie ‘About Time’ alongside Rachel McAdams. Her breakthrough role came in the same year with the role of Naomi in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. The movie was a huge success and Robbie was praised for her impeccable acting.
From 2013 to 2016, the Australian actress appeared on various projects such as ‘Focus’, ‘The Big Short’ and ‘The Legend of Tarzan’. In 2016, she became a part of the DCEU when she was cast as Harley Quinn in David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’ and became one of the most popular actors in the world. However, she did not let the superhero movies deviate her from doing more impactful roles.
2017 turned out to be a landmark year for her because of ‘I, Tonya’. Apart from being a success, Robbie went on to receive Best Actress nods at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs. Two years later, she garnered her second Oscar nomination for the movie ‘Bombshell’ and also played the role of Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’.
Idris Elba as Robert DuBois/Bloodsport
Widely regarded as one of the most talented personalities of this generation, Elba has excelled in every field that he forayed into. In 1995, he landed his first significant role on a series called ‘Bramwell’, a medical drama set in 1890s England. After appearing in various supporting roles, the British actor landed a starring role in the 2002 HBO series ‘The Wire’. In September 2009, he signed a deal to star as the lead role on the six-part BBC television series ‘Luther’, which aired in May 2010.
The series turned out to be a major landmark in his career and made him earn his first Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television. In 2013, Elba portrayed Nelson Mandela in the film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’, which is based on his autobiography. His performance earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.
Prior to becoming a part of the DCEU, Elba played a significant part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well. He played the role of Heimdall in movies like ‘Thor’, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Apart from being an actor, he is also a musician, writer, rapper, and DJ.
John Cena as Christopher Smith/Peacemaker
Born on April 23, 1977, John Cena began his career as a professional wrestler with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is touted as one of the most influential names in the wrestling world and is tied with Ric Flair for the most world championship reigns in pro wrestling history.
Cena made his feature film debut with ‘The Marine’ in 2006 and played many supporting roles in movies such as ‘Legendary’, ‘Trainwreck’ and ‘Daddy’s Home’. Cena’s breakthrough role came in the year 2018 in Travis Knight’s ‘Bumblebee’, a reboot of the ‘Transformers’ franchise. Recently, he portrayed the role of Jakob Toretto in ‘F9’ and garnered a lot of praise.
Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag
Kinnaman gained prominence after appearing in a string of hit Swedish projects like ‘Easy Money’ and ‘Johan Falk’ crime series. He made his Hollywood debut with ‘The Darkest Hour’ in 2011 and had a starring role in the TV series ‘The Killing’. He was one of the first choices to play lead roles in ‘Thor’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, but the deals never got materialize. In 2016, Kinnaman played Rick Flag in DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’.
Between 2016 and 2019, Kinnaman worked on four different original productions of streaming television networks such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+. He appeared on projects like ‘House Of Cards’, ‘Altered Carbon’, ‘Hanna’ and ‘For All Mankind’.
Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
Widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of the 21st century, Viola Davis has been an inspiration for many. She is the first African-American and the youngest actor to achieve the ‘Triple Crown of Acting’. The term is used for actors who have won a competitive Academy Awards, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in acting categories.
Davis started her professional acting by working in various theatre productions and won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance in ‘Everybody’s Ruby’. Her breakthrough role in movies came in 2008 when her role as a troubled mother in the film ‘Doubt’ earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2010, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in Broadway revival of ‘Fences’.
Next year, she received her second Oscar nomination for the 2011 movie ‘The Help’ and won a Screen Actors Guild award for the aforementioned movie. In 2015, she became the first Black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for ‘How to Get Away with Murder’. She continued her golden run in Hollywood with the film adaptation of ‘Fences’ and won her first Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category. Davis did not stop there and received her fourth Oscar nomination for last year’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’.
David Dastmalchian as Abner Krill/Polka-Dot Man
Dastmalchian made his acting debut in 2008 with a cameo appearance in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’. Two years later, he was cast as Bob Taylor in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Prisoners’ and garnered a lot of praise for his impeccable acting. In March 2014, Dastmalchian was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Courage in Storytelling at the South by Southwest Film Festival. He wrote and starred in the feature film ‘Animals’, directed by Collin Schiffli.
Apart from the aforementioned projects, Dastmalchian’s acting credits include ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘All Creatures Here Below’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Twin Peaks’.
Alica Braga as Sol Soria
The Brazilian actress made her acting debut in a Portuguese-language short film titled ‘Trampolim’ in 1998. In 2002, she was cast as Angélica in the critically acclaimed film ‘City of God’ and received a nomination from the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize. She received further recognition when was then cast opposite Will Smith in the blockbuster movie ‘I Am Legend’ in 2007.
Braga also appeared in sci-fi movies like ‘Predators’ and ‘Elysium’, gaining a lot of prominence internationally. Since 2016, she has been playing the lead role in the universally acclaimed series ‘Queen of South.
Sylvester Stallone as King Shark (voice)
Stallone is one of the most iconic figures in Hollywood and has been a part of the industry for over 50 years now. During his time in Hollywood, he has given several amazing performances and given two of the most extraordinary film franchises of all time in the form of ‘Rocky’ and ‘Rambo’. The first ‘Rocky’ movie came in 1976 and turned out to be a huge success and made him earn his first-ever nomination at the Academy Awards. The movie also won Best Picture at the Oscars.
The movie has spawned eight sequels over the years: ‘Rocky II’, ‘Rocky III’, ‘Rocky IV’, ‘Rocky V’, ‘Rocky Balboa’, ‘Creed’, and ‘Creed II’. There will be a third ‘Creed’ movie as well and will release in 2022.
Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang
The Australian actor started his professional acting career with small roles in films and TV shows like ‘All Saints’, ‘Stone Bros’ and ‘Packed to the Rafters’. In 2010, he played Varro in ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ for 10 episodes. Meanwhile, in 2012, he starred opposite Tom Cruise in ‘Jack Reacher’ and Bruce Willis in ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’.
Courtney played one of the leads, Kyle Reese, in the science fiction film ‘Terminator Genisys’ alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke. In 2015, he was cast as Captain Boomerang in David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’. He is the only fourth actor from the original movie to return for the new ‘Suicide Squad’.
Peter Capaldi as Gaius Grieves/The Thinker
The veteran from Scotland is one of the most influential actors in the entire world. Capaldi started his acting career by doing several theatre productions. The first play he did was in 1974 and titled ‘An Inspector Calls’. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ (2013–2017) and Malcolm Tucker in ‘The Thick of It’ (2005–2012), for which he has received four British Academy Television Awards nominations.
Capaldi won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film for his 1993 short film ‘Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life’.
‘World War Z’, ‘Paddington 2’, ‘Christopher Robin’, ‘The South Bank Show’ and ‘Constellations’ are some of the projects he has recently appeared in.
Excited about ‘The Suicide Squad’? Catch the much-awaited DC movie in theatres on August 5 and it will release simultaneously on HBO Max as well.