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Newcomer Daniela Melchior On For Gunn’s Suicide Squad, As Ratcatcher

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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn continues to round out the cast of his forthcoming soft-reboot The Suicide Squad, with new reports coming in suggesting that newcomer Daniela Melchior will portray the villainous team-member ‘Ratcatcher’.

Portuguese actress Melchior joins a cast that includes franchise newbies Idris Elba, John Cena and David Dastmalchian, and returning players Jai Courtney, Viola Davis and Margot Robbie.

The film will only loosely act as a sequel to David Ayer’s 2016 cinematic car crash, and will instead act as a springboard for a new franchise helmed by the Slither auteur, based upon the original premise of the team from the DC comics – a black-ops crew of villains looking to shave time off of their prison sentences by carrying out missions too dangerous and morally-ambiguous for the heroes.

As for Ratcatcher, first appearing as a Batman villain in Detective Comics #585 (April 1988), the traditionally-male villain wields a cyanide gas gun and the metahuman ability to communicate with and control rodents. He’s… dopey, to say the least.

The Suicide Squad is eyeing an August 6th, 2021 release date.

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