Article by Eric Lee
Director James Gunn has shot down the rumor that Zatanna will appear in The Suicide Squad. On Twitter, Gunn responded to fan inquiries about a possible Zatanna cameo. The director was quick to state that there will be no Zatanna appearance in the film, and he goes on to question how the rumor even began.
I have nothing against Zatanna, but I have no idea where some of this stuff comes from. I never even thought of including her in #TSS (nor many of the other characters I keep hearing are in the film). I can’t comment on every rumor but just know many aren’t true. !sromur yawA https://t.co/fPTB510I77
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 11, 2019
Other ‘Suicide Squad’ Rumors
There are so many Suicide Squad rumors/misinformation floating around that it’s become Gunn’s part-time job to debunk them. Another rumor shot down was the cast doing a table read on September 11th. Gunn corrected the rumor, claiming that the cast table read had already occurred.
Like so many rumors, this one was false. Table read was yesterday. I was, truly, blown away by the amount of talent in the room. Holy cow. https://t.co/XnSvFZla5a
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 10, 2019
The inclusion of certain characters is a constant source of rumors. While the cast list has been released, Gunn is being coy about which specific characters the actors will play. Gunn confirmed that character details will come eventually. However, he also added that he is keeping that information hidden on purpose.
Some characters will get out. Some already have (although some reported on, including from reputable sources, have been very wrong). But, in all honesty, I don’t know if we’ll officially release character info for a long long while to come. https://t.co/xvL3jQYfZc
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 14, 2019
It seems that Gunn is working overtime to clear out misinformation, while still making a movie. Hopefully, Zatanna will be able to make it to the big screen some day.
The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.