Who Does Taika Waititi Play in The Suicide Squad?
Simply put, it’s unknown at this time but we can speculate based on what we do know about James Gunn’s film and the roster of characters.
Given that Waititi did a voice-over role as Korg in the MCU, it’s entirely possible he’s doing something similar in The Suicide Squad. After all, Waititi is a busy guy, what with doing the awards circuit for Jojo Rabbit, writing the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder script, and prepping to direct his sports film Next Goal Wins while The Suicide Squad was filming late last year into early this year. So while he could have conceivably flown to set to shoot for a day or two, it seems more likely Waititi will lend his singular wit to a character via the recording booth.If Waititi’s role is indeed a voice acting performance, then two Suicide Squad team members appear most likely. The Suicide Squad cast reveal gave fans their first look at Steve Agee as King Shark and James Gunn’s brother Sean Gunn as Weasel. (Sean Gunn, you may recall, gave the Rocket Racoon mo-cap performance in the Marvel movies but the character’s voice was provided later by Bradley Cooper. Could something similar be in store for The Suicide Squad?)
King Shark, a giant humanoid shark, seems like just the sort of ridiculous character Waititi could have a blast voicing. As Korg, Waititi has already given a less than threatening voice to an oversized creature so casting him as the voice of King Shark could be a way to make the character seem less threatening and different than what some viewers might expect such a horrific-looking character sound like.
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But more importantly, King Shark is from Hawaii, so having the character voiced by a fellow Polynesian like Waititi would be additionally fitting.
Yet it’s also entirely possible that Waititi could sink his teeth into playing a wacky character like the man-varmint Weasel. Imagine the sort of fun Waititi could have with all the offbeat vocal intonations that such a creature would likely have.
Or maybe Taika Waititi does have a live-action role in The Suicide Squad as an undisclosed character. Maybe as some sort of third act reveal meant to be kept as a surprise until the movie opens? We shall see.
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