Portuguese actress and newcomer Daniela Melchior has been tapped to play Ratcatcher in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” film at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Ratcatcher was one of Batman’s many enemies in the comics and had the ability to communicate with and train rats. Sources say the studio is now casting the role that will have some connection to whomever Idris Elba’s character is.
She joins a cast that includes David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. Viola Davis and Joel Kinnaman are also rumored to reprise their Amanda Waller and Rick Flagg roles respectively.
Filming is expected to get underway this Fall ahead of an August 6th 2021 release. Gunn will pen the film.