Actor Jai Courtney is rejoining The Suicide Squad once more for the role of Captain Boomerang as confirmed by THR in an interview with the actor. The news came on Wednesday just after word of talks of adding actor John Cena joining the cast began circulating from Justin Kroll over at Variety (update: Kroll added via Twitter that the role Cena may play, originally offered to actor Dave Bautista, would be that of Peacemaker).
Courtney played Captain Boomerang in the David Ayer-directed 2016 inaugural Suicide Squad adaptation from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment about a select band of criminals hired in secret by the government in lieu of an incoming threat.
Cena’s recent credits include Universal Pictures parental comedy, Blockers, and Travis Knight’s Paramount release, Bumblebee, while the actor also prepares to tackle The Janson Directive. He and Courtney will be joined by returning cast members Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and actor Idris Elba in an undisclosed role.
Marvel director James Gunn (Guardians Of The Galaxy 1 & 2 and upcoming third installment) is set to helm from his own script for an August 6, 2021 release.