The Suicide Squad: director James Gunn unveils star-studded cast and behind-the-scenes teaser videos

Suicide Squad fans got a first-look at the much-anticipated standalone sequel to the 2016 hit film during DC’s virtual FanDome Panel on Saturday.

Director James Gunn helped introduce a nearly two-minute roll call video that unveiled the cast of characters, as well as an action-packed behind-the-scenes video chalk-full of footage from his reboot and interviews with some of the cast.     

‘By far the most fun I’ve ever had making a movie,’ Gunn, 54, told fans during the panel. 

‘This is a gritty 1970s war movie combined with the brilliance of James Gunn’s characters and comedy,’ producer Peter Safran added.

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First look! The cast of the upcoming superhero film The Suicide Squad was unveiled during DC’s virtual FanDome Panel on Saturday in a roll call video

First look! Director James Gunn also shared an action-packed behind-the-scenes video chalk-full of footage from his reboot and interviews with the cast

First look! Director James Gunn also shared an action-packed behind-the-scenes video chalk-full of footage from his reboot and interviews with the cast

‘The character I was most excited to write for was Harley Quinn. There’s a chaotic, trickster god [element] to her,’ Gunn confessed.

Margot Robbie will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn — but this go-around she will be decked out a red and black leather ensemble, instead of the iconic t-shirt and short shorts she wore in the original film that was directed by David Ayer. 

Among the others confirmed to be returning for the sequel in the roll call video: Viola Davis as government agent Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman is back as Rick Flag and Jai Courtney will play Captain Boomerang.

She's back! Margot Robbie will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn -- but this go-around she will be decked out a red and black leather ensemble

She’s back! Margot Robbie will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn — but this go-around she will be decked out a red and black leather ensemble

Round two: Viola Davis retuns as government agent Amanda Waller

Round two: Viola Davis retuns as government agent Amanda Waller

Taking aim: Joel Kinnaman is back as Rick Flag

Taking aim: Joel Kinnaman is back as Rick Flag

Deadly: Jai Courtney is also back to play Captain Boomerang.

Deadly: Jai Courtney is also back to play Captain Boomerang.

Arguably the biggest change for the sequel is Idris Elba taking over the role of Floyd Lawton/Bloodshot for Will Smith, who had to bow out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Some of the other new castmembers include Pete Davidson as Blackguard and John Cena plays the character called Peace-Maker.

David Dastmalchian, Steve Agee, Daniela Melchior, Nathan Fillion, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Michael Rooker, Taika Waititi , Flula Borg and Jennifer Holland are also appearing in the film, which is the tenth in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) 

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