Sylvester Stallone is joining the cast of The Suicide Squad, according to the standalone sequel’s director James Gunn. A representative for Stallone also confirmed the news. Gunn took to Instagram to share a selfie with the Hollywood star and wrote, “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 filmmaker confirmed the news when a fan asked in the comments if this means Stallone is involved with the film, to which Gunn replied, “Yep.” Gunn previously said that filming had concluded in February, so it remains unclear as to what extent Stallone will be a part of the movie.
Stallone too confirmed the news on his Instagram by writing, “Working with this incredible director on this astounding project has made this an amazing year. I am a very lucky man to be surrounded by such talent.” The movie is all set to release on August 6, 2021.