Benicio Del Toro Rumored For “Squad” Villain

Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro is rumored to be in talks to join the cast of James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” according to sources for Geeks WorldWide (via CBM).

The site says the actor is presumably playing the film’s primary antagonist, with his character given the codename ‘The Mayor’ and described as an “irascible old warrior who lives for war.”

While the report is pure rumor for now, the confirmed cast for the sequel/soft reboot currently features Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker and potentially Viola Davis and Joel Kinnaman.

Filming begins this Fall. Del Toro previously worked with Gunn on “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”.