James Gunn unveils 'Suicide Squad 2' cast

Casting for most major comic book movies tends to come in waves, with one or two actors announced at a time.

And that's happened, to an extent, with 2021's The Suicide Squad, the James Gunn-directed follow-up to 2016's Suicide Squad (confusing titles much?). We knew Idris Elba was stepping in for Will Smith, and folks like wrestler-turned-actor John Cena, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, A Wrinkle in Time star Storm Reid, comedian Steve Algee and Doctor Who alum Peter Capaldi were likely joining the melee.