Peter Capaldi has been cast as the villainous The Thinker in DC’s upcoming movie, and he revealed his introduction to the character.
Peter Capaldi has revealed his introduction to DC’s The Thinker.
Peter Capaldi, who played The Thinker in Doctor Who, will portray the role in James Gunn’s forthcoming film The Suicide Squad…but he hasn’t read the comics to get a feel of the character. Instead, Capaldi told’s Brandon Davis that the script for The Suicide Squad was his starting point. Given that Capaldi’s version of the character will be a completely new character with the same power set, developed just for the film and likely finding his way into the comics in the future, that makes sense. Even yet, hearing him lay out how he made sense of this weird and complex figure who lives in an unique and heightened world is fascinating.
So yet, nothing has been said about what Capaldi will do with the character. All we see in the trailers is his enlistment to Task Force X.
“The writing served as my introduction. I just finished reading the script. James approached me and then gave me the script, which I thought was fantastic. And that’s exactly where I got it. I looked into some of the comics, which was like an archeological excavation to see what he had done in the past. Because he changed so frequently, it was impossible to nail down precisely who he was. In addition, he seems to be very elderly, then vanishes, only to reappearance. And I found that to be very perplexing. I decided it would be best if I simply stuck to the script. Rather of establishing a link with the comics, stick to the screenplay and attempt to conjure up that Thinker. When you call him up on the internet, the first thing you get is a little sketch of him in an orange jumpsuit, which is sort of iconic for him and, I believe, influenced James and our Thinker. But, no, I simply attempted to follow the script’s instructions. It’s very difficult. I mean, I think James is great, but it’s a very heightened environment to try to live in while being hilarious and frightening at the same time.”
Welcome to Bell Reve, the jail with the worst death rate in the United States of America, in The Suicide Squad. Where the worst Super-Villains are held and will go to any length to escape, including joining the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. What is today’s life-or-death task? Assemble a roster of conventions that includes Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite crazy, Harley Quinn. Then heavily arm them and dump them (literally) on Corto Maltese, a desolate, enemy-infested island.
Viola Davis reprises her role as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie reprises her role as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman reprises his role as Colonel Rick Flag, and Jai Courtney reprises her role as Captain Boomerang in The Suicide Squad. David Dastmalchian plays Polka-Dot Man, Steve Agee plays King Shark, Daniela Melchior plays Ratcatcher 2, Idris Elba plays Bloodsport, John Cena plays Peacemaker, Nathan Fillion plays T.D.K., Pete Davidson plays Blackguard, Flula Borg plays Javelin, Mayling Ng plays Mongal, Peter Capaldi plays The Thinker, Michael Rooker plays Savant, Alice Braga plays Sol Soria, and
On August 6th, The Suicide Squad will be released in cinemas and on HBO Max.
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