Sylvester Stallone Joins the Cast of “The Suicide Squad”

Sylvester Stallone at the "Rambo: Last Blood" film special screening and fan event in 2019. Photo by Gregory Pace/Shutterstock (10417966ad)

The Suicide Squad, a sequel and a soft reboot to 2016 Suicide Squad, has no shortage of big star power in its cast, but now the crew is getting a huge boost. Director James Gunn has confirmed that Sylvester Stallone will join the crew. It is still unclear what exactly the scope of Stallone’s part in the movie will be.

The 74-years-old actor announced the news itself on his Instagram account in a video he took down shortly after. However, in a second post, he reaffirmed his involvement in the movie saying how great it was to work with Gunn on the “astounding” movie. Later Gunn himself posted confirmation of the news on his own Instagram account saying it was amazing to work again with Stallone (Sly had a small part on Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).

Stallone’s career is a long and prolific one, spanning decades and 74 movies. But he did not take part in many superheroes or comic books based movies. Apart from said small part on Guardians, his most notable part in the Genre was the lead role in 1995’s Judge Dredd, which did not do well with critics and is considered a flop in the box-offices.

The Suicide Squad cast also includes Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, and John Cena.