Viola Davis to return in James Gunn's reboot The Suicide Squad
Viola Davis will return to take a key role in the reboot of Suicide Squad.
The Suicide Squad are a gang of villains and criminals, who are put together and forced by the US government into service as a disposable black ops team. They are led by a government operative Dr Amanda Waller.
According to The Wrap, Davis, who played Waller in the 2016 take on the franchise, has been confirmed to return for the new reboot, which will be written and directed by James Gunn.
Gunn's movie will not be a straight sequel, but a completely new take on the characters and story. It is due for release on August 6th in 2021.
Idris Elba is also confirmed to take a key role in the reboot, but he will not be playing Deadshot, the role he was expected to take over from Will Smith. Instead, Elba will play a new, as yet unnamed character.
Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang are the only other characters expected to return for Gunn's reboot, which will begin production in the autumn.