Director James Gunn confirmed on Saturday that Sylvester Stallone has joined the cast of The Suicide Squad.
He wrote in an Instagram post, “Always love working with my friend @officialslystallone & our work today on #TheSuicideSquad was no exception. Despite Sly being an iconic movie star, most people still don’t have any idea what an amazing actor this guy is.”
The Suicide Squad is a follow-up to the 2016 film directed by David Ayer, with Margot Robbie, Will Smith And Jared Leto. Robbie reprises her role in the new film, acting alongside Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman and Taika Waititi.
Gunn wrote the screenplay based on the comic book by John Ostrander. The movie is set to release into theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.
Stallone was also in Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, as Stakar Ogord.