The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has officially responded to Tommy Wiseau's online campaign to join the cast of the film.
Actor and filmmaker Tommy Wiseau is famed for his 2003 cult-hit drama The Room. Wiseau has risen back in cultural prominence in recent years, with a film based on the production of The Room being released in 2017 titled The Disaster Artist. Wiseau has been open about his desire to play the Joker on-screen, even releasing a video audition of himself attempting to replicate Heath Ledger's performance of the character from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight.
Wiseau posted a mock-up poster of the upcoming The Suicide Squad on social media earlier this month, adding his name as a potential cast member for the film. One version of the poster even suggests that Tommy would be playing every character in the movie, accompanied by the phrase "Wiseau Serious?" This is finally what got Gunn to respond to Wiseau on Twitter. Gunn joked that he hadn't been aware that he was directing a "Klumps deal," referring to the Nutty Professor films where Eddie Murphey played multiple characters within the Klump family.
I didn’t know I signed on for a Klumps sort of deal. https://t.co/hTWgTh1bTZ— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 23, 2019
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters Aug. 6, 2021. Several cast members from 2016's Suicide Squad will reprise their roles, including Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. Also joining the cast are David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Idris Elba and Michael Rooker.