Word got out today that the next Suicide Squad film will have a different team of super-villains turned reluctant heroes.
According to Collider writer/director James Gunn has picked:
Ratcatcher, aka Otis Flannegan, is a man in the DC comics, though Collider has learned that the character will be gender-swapped and played by a woman in The Suicide Squad. Ratcatcher is is a super-criminal and one of Batman’s many enemies. She started out as an exterminator in Gotham City before turning to a life of crime, aided by an army of small rodents she can communicate with and control. She’s also a fan of poisonous gas.
Nanaue, aka King Shark, is a super-villain and humanoid shark whose father is believed to be the so-called Shark God, though others dismiss him as merely a savage mutation.
Polka-Dot Man, aka Mister Polka Dot, is a Gotham City super-villain and like Ratcatcher, a sworn enemy of Batman. He grows multi-colored polka dots on his body that he can turn into fireballs and other weapons, even though, for the most part, he’s embarrassed about his awkward abilities.
Peacemaker, aka Christopher Smith, is an agent of peace whose motives are driven by an extremist form of pacifism that makes him love peace so much he would kill for it.
The article also advises that Dave Bautista is favored for the role of Peacemaker (sorry to squash those Bautista as Bane dreams). This news comes hot on the heels that Idris Elba has replaced Will Smith as Deadshot, Rick Flagg will not return for this outing, and it’s yet to be determined if Harley Quinn will show up in some capacity but I’d say you can count on that.