The cast of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has a new recruit: Nathan Fillion.
As reported by Deadline, the former Firefly star is set to appear in the film alongside other newbies Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Flula Borg and Storm Reid, as well as returning cast members Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman. Gunn wrote the script and will be directing. Chuck Roven and Peter Safran are serving as producers, and Nik Korda is the executive producer.
Fillion has already worked in the DC Extended Universe, providing the voice of Green Lantern in animated films such as Justice League: Doom and Reign of the Supermen. He has also lent his voice to Gunn as Monstrous Inmate in Guardians of The Galaxy, and worked with Gunn on his films Slither (2006) and Super (2010).
There’s no telling yet if The Suicide Squad will feature Fillion being seen and not just heard, as his role is being kept under wraps. Comedian Steve Agee signed on earlier this week as King Shark, and with past humanoid characters like Killer Croc speckling the Squad, we have to wait to see what form Fillion will take on screen. The film is set for release on Aug. 6, 2021, so fans will have plenty of time to theorize about Fillion’s role until then.