Rumors have been swirling around that Idris Elba is going to play The Bronze Tiger in the new ‘Suicide Squad’. ‘Suicide Squad’ is currently in the casting phase and its production is expected to start soon. James Gunn, the American filmmaker behind this movie, is very enthusiastic about starting this project.
‘Suicide Squad’ is inspired by John Ostrander’s Suicide Squad comics, but it isn’t confirmed whether or not this film will be a direct sequel of the 2016’s Suicide Squad. It was at first believed that Idris Elba will portray the role of Deadshot in this project, but that soon proved to be wrong information. It is now believed that Elba will, in fact, play the role of The Bronze Tiger, or Ben Turner.
The Bronze Tiger, one of the world’s greatest martial artists and antihero, was first introduced in 1975 in American comic books published by DC Comics. This character has been portrayed by Michael Jai White in the second and seventh seasons of The CW television series ‘Arrow.’
Whether Idris Elba will actually play this antihero is left to see as there hasn’t been any officially confirmed information. Besides Elba, it is also believed that Benicio Del Toro will join the cast. Rumor has it that Benicio Del Toro will play the main antagonist, the General, in this film. James Gunn and Del Toro have already worked together in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Benicio Del Toro would be a great addition to the cast.
Moreover, there is a high possibility that Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman will return to reprise their roles. It has been officially confirmed that Polka-Dot Man will be played by David Dastmalchian, while Daniela Melchior is playing Ratcatcher. There have been a couple of rumors which place John Cena among the cast.
The production of ‘Suicide Squad’ is about to begin as the movie is set to be released on August 6, 2023. After this project is finalized, James Gunn will start working on the Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which is believed to focus on Rocket Raccoon.