ATLANTA — Could SNL Star Pete Davidson be joining the cast of “Suicide Squad” sequel?
Deadline reports that could be the case and a table read goes Wednesday in Atlanta!
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has handed the project off to Peter Capaldi. Davidson’s role in the movie has not been revealed.
Earlier this year, The A-Scene reported production for the sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad was coming to Atlanta. The first movie was filmed in Toronto and pre-production in Atlanta last month.
Based on the DC Comics series, Suicide Squad follows a group of powerful convicts on missions for the government.
The movie features Tom Hardy as group leader Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as the Joker's psychotic girlfriend Harley Quinn, Courtney as Captain Boomerang and British fashion model Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. Idris Elba replaced Will Smith as the assassin anti-hero Deadshot. Jared Leto stars as the Joker.
In the original film, government boss Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) forces the villains into service, offering them lighter prison sentences in exchange for going on a dangerous (and secret) mission.
The action-packed film is part of the shared DC cinematic universe that began with Man of Steel and continued in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.
Zack Snyder, the director of both movies, is an executive producer on Suicide Squad along with his wife Deborah and DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns are back for the sequel.
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