David Dastmalchian and Daniela Melchior are set to join the cast of Suicide Squad 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
They are set to play Polka-Dot Man and Ratcatcher respectively. The current cast consists of Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Jai Courtney, who are reprising their roles from the previous outing.
David Dastmalchian recently starred in Marvel’s Ant-Man but is now jumping across to DC. It isn’t the first time he has appeared in DC though, he appeared in The Dark Knight, The Flash, and Gotham. Polka-Dot man is a strange character, with his dots transforming into different weapons. Crazy right?
Daniela Melchior is set to play Ratcatcher who has the ability to train and catch rats. In the comics, Ratcatcher was a male character but assuming it is being gender swapped by James Gunn. The reason why is unknown but there is likely going to be a link to Idris Elba’s unknown character.
A name that is also being attached to a character is John Cena who is rumored to be playing Peacekeeper. King Shark is another character that is set to be in the film, although that casting has yet to be announced. I’m weirdly excited to see how James Gunn can make these characters work!
Suicide Squad 2 is set to hit theatres 6 August 2021.