Boy, it sure has been a big weekend when it comes to discussing casting for The Suicide Squad. If you’re not up to speed, then now is probably a good time to tell you that Steve Agee has been enlisted as the voice of King Shark. And now, a man who many would consider being geek royalty has joined the fold as well.
According to Deadline, none other than Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Serenity) has been added to the cast. This shouldn’t come as much of a shock, as the veteran actor has teamed with James Gunn for various projects in the past. Should you require a refresher, then it’s recommended you dust off your copies of Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither and Super.
At the time of this writing, it remains unknown as to what character or sort of role Fillion is playing in the picture. One can only hope that he’s someone from DC Comics lore, but I’m quickly reminded of how so much mystery surrounded Scott Eastwood’s involvement in 2016’s Suicide Squad – and he wound up being an inconsequential soldier. Remember when some people thought he was Dick Grayson?
In any case, this is far from Fillion’s first venture into the DC Universe. In the past, he’d voiced Vigilante in Justice League Unlimited, and then Steve Trevor in 2009’s Wonder Woman. After that, he became one of the definitive Green Lantern voices by lending his pipes to Hal Jordan in flicks such as Justice League: Doom, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis and Reign of the Supermen, to name a few.
The Suicide Squad arrives in theaters on August 6th, 2021 and alongside Fillion, Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Jai Courtney and Viola Davis also star.