James Gunn’s vision of The Suicide Squad is coming together. What makes this film very interesting his how quick Warner Bros. had decided to dump the previous incarnation of Task Force X lead directed by David Ayer and move on to a new vision of the team that is being put together by Gunn. With his work with abstract characters on Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy films, he seems to be a great fit for this film. It also helps that he is a fan of the material, as the other day he posted some classic Suicide Squad books from his own collection by John Ostrander.
Recently we also learned that David Dastmalchian has been cast as Polka-Dot Man. If that character isn’t weird enough for you then how about a character named Ratcatcher? According to Variety, they are looking to add Portuguese actress Daniela Melchior as Ratchatcher. She has mainly worked in Portuguese film and television and if the source is correct then this would mark Melchior’s first major studio role.
Ratcatcher was originally part of Batman’s large rogues gallery and was portrayed as a man. But for this film, the studio has decided to cast the role as a woman who will have some sort of connection with Idris Elba’s character, who’s role is still undisclosed. Ratcatcher first debuted in comics in DC Comics’ Detective Comics #585 in April of 1988. He was created by Alan Grant, Norm Breyfogle and John Wagner. His name in the book was Otis Flannegan and he developed the ability to control and communicate with rats. He also had a vast knowledge in Gotham City’s sewer system.
Melchior would be joining Elba, Dastmalchian, John Cena, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Viola Davis on the film. What does Gunn have in store for these characters? Only time will tell as the film is currently in pre-production. What do you think of the list of characters so far? Let us know in the comment section below!
Warner Bros. The Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released August 5th, 2021.
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