It’s official: Sylvester Stallone has joined the cast of the standalone sequel.
News of Stallone’s casting was announced by Suicide Squad writer-directed James Gunn via his Twitter account. He wrote, “Always love working with my friend @officialslystallone & our work today on #TheSuicideSquad was no exception. Despite Sly being an iconic movie star, most people still don’t have any idea what an amazing actor this guy is,” alongside a picture of the two.
Stallone added in a post of his own, “Working with this incredible Director on this astounding project has made this an amazing year. I am a very lucky man to be surrounded by such talent.”
Stallone’s role is being kept under wraps, but considering Gunn previously confirmed that filming had concluded in February, we wonder just how involved Stallone is in the film.
The Suicide Squad is set to release on August 6, 2021. It stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, and Viola Davis.