New set photos from James' Gunn's The Suicide Squad offer up our first look at newcomers John Cena, Idris Elba and Daniela Melchior, as well as returning star Viola Davis, who played Amanda Waller in 2016's Suicide Squad.
The photos, released by Just Jared, see Cena and Elba both sporting orange prison jumpsuits and crocs, while Waller is decked out in her standard formal attire. As for Melchior, she can be seen attempting to clean lint from her black pants in between shots.
The outlet notes that Cena is playing Peacemaker, Melchior is playing Ratcatcher and Elba is playing Vigilante. The former two villains were rumored to appear in the film since as early as March, and Melchior's role was subsequently confirmed in April. That same month, Cena was also reported to be playing Peacemaker, but Elba's role in the film has remained a mystery.
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.