James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad': From Idris Elba to Sean Gunn, here are six MCU alumni starring in the superhero sequel

Director James Gunn revealed the full cast of the sequel on Twitter and of the 24 actors, six have been part of various phases of the MCU


                             James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad': From Idris Elba to Sean Gunn, here are six MCU alumni starring in the superhero sequel

'The Suicide Squad ' is all set to star a few members from the MCU alumni. Director James Gunn revealed the full cast of the sequel on Twitter and of the 24 actors, six have been part of various phases of the MCU. The cast list, per James Gunn's image released on Twitter, includes: David Dasmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling NG, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alica Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

Here are the six actors who have appeared in the MCU:

Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn was seen in GoTG. (Getty Images)

James Gunn's brother was also seen as Kraglin in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.' He played Yondu's second-in-command in the Ravagers. It is unclear what role he plays in 'The Suicide Squad', however, in an interview with Comicbook, the star said the script of the movie was "really good."

David Dastmalchian

David Dastmalchian has appeared in the two 'Ant-Man' movies. (Getty Images)

Dastmalchian was also seen in Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight.' He has also appeared in 'Ant-Man' and 'And-Man and The Wasp.' He is all set to play the baddie, Polka-Dot man in 'The Suicide Squad.' 

Taika Waititi

Waititi played Korg in the MCU. (Getty Images)

We loved him in 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Avengers: Endgame' as Korg. In addition to playing the character, Waititi thoroughly left us impressed when he directed 'Ragnarok'. While he may appear in 'Love and Thunder' as Korg, his role in 'The Suicide Squad' is yet to be revealed. 

Idris Elba

Idris Elba portrayed Heimdall in the 'Thor' trilogy. (Getty Images)

Played Heimdall in 'Thor', 'Thor: The Dark World', 'Thor: Ragnarok' before meeting his end at the hands of Thanos (Josh Brolin) in 'Avengers: Infinity War.'  It was initially reported that Elba would be replacing Will Smith as Deadshot. However, his real role in 'The Suicide Squad' is still undisclosed. 

Steve Agee

Agee played the ravager Gef in GoTG. (Getty Images)

Agee essayed the role of Gef, one of the ravagers in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.' Known for the line, "A quarter is 25," his role is yet to be announced. 

Michael Rooker

Rooker played Yondu in GoTG. (Getty Images)

How can we forget Yondu? Rooker appeared in both of Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' films, before meeting his maker in the second one. The actor is rumored to play King Shark, but the role is yet to be confirmed. 

'The Suicide Squad' will release on August 6, 2021.

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