It was announced at DC FanDome that Peter Capaldi has been cast as the Thinker in James Gunn’s upcoming redux of The Suicide Squad.
The panel held during DC FanDome saw director James Gunn and many of the cast chatting and getting viewers excited for the upcoming film, but the most exciting announcement came when it was revealed the Thinker will be portrayed by none other than Peter Capaldi.
The former star of Doctor Who noted on the panel that not every actor gets to be in a “big superhero movie”, and that the atmosphere on set was “so positive” and a “warm, wonderful, supportive place to be”, so he clearly had a fabulous time being the part of the film. See his clip from below:
count on peter capaldi to make a big speech at some point- and the way he brought up doctor who and went from 'i am the doctor' to 'i am the thinker' 🥺🥺 #TheSuicideSquad #DCFanDome pic.twitter.com/zJLtiX1ll8
— rowena (@DrUnfuckable) August 22, 2020
And if you want a more official peek at his costume and overall look, a few character stills were released as well:
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) August 22, 2020
For fans who are less familiar, the Thinker was originally a man named Clifford DeVoe, typically an antagonist to the Flash. A failed lawyer who makes himself the “brains” behind small-time villain operations, he has been responsible for his fair share of havoc in the DC universe. His portrayal on the CW’s The Flash by Neil Sandilands left something to be desired—fans of the character are surely in for a treat with Capaldi behind the wheel, so to speak.
The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6th, 2021.