Taika Waititi in Talks for Role in James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’


Director, producer, comedian Taika Waititi is shaping up to have a very busy fall.

Already he’s promoting his Fox Searchlight absurdist fall film festival comedy Jojo Rabbit (opening Oct. 18) and beginning work on Next Goal Wins, his next directorial for the studio classic labelDeadline is reporting that the Thor: Ragnarok, and Thor: Love and Thunder filmmaker is in talks for a role in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad at Warner Bros. 

No news on what part, or how big.

Word is that there’s a table reading for the DC sequel on Sept. 11 with production starting Sept. 23 for a Aug. 6, 2021 release.

Mandy Parker

From a long line, family of geeks, author of several unpublished geek girl books, writer for @BleedingFool. Recovering Game of Thrones fan, life-time Tolkien fan.