James Gunn is pulling out all the stops have the Suicide Squad sequel overtake the first movie released in 2016. Now, the director has reportedly approached Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waiti to appear in the film as an actor taking on a mystery role.
The news first broke via Deadline. However, Waititi’s reported involvement in the Suicide Squad 2 film is treading in murky waters. No specific details were given about the actor/director’s role or whether it will be a minor one or at the very least, a cameo.
But fans of Waititi know full well this won’t be his first role in the DC universe. The man appeared alongside Ryan Reynolds in Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern as Tom Kalmaku back in 2011.
The fan bases of Marvel and DC received quite the shocker when news of Gunn’s involvement in the second Suicide Squad film emerged. Having previously been kicked off from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 for resurfaced offensive Tweets, the director was approached by DC.
“The studios, for the most part, said, ‘We’d love to have you,’” the director said previously revealing that DC rang him up within the first two days of being fired from Guardians. “But I didn’t believe it. That’s the thing that I have to be honest about. On some theoretical level, I was like, ‘Well, maybe I do have a future.’ I’m a fairly logic-oriented person and that helped, but emotionally, there was not a whole lot there to hold onto.”
Now, the DC universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe won’t have to be so black and white behind the camera with these two Marvel Studios directors taking on DC projects.
Samantha is the head of content and politics columnist for Best in Australia. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a court and crime reporter at SM.