According to Variety, newcomer Brazilian actress Daniela Melchior is being eyed by Warner Bros. and The Suicide Squad director James Gunn for the role of Ratcatcher for the second installment to David Ayer’s sucessful Suicide Squad.
In the comics, Ratcatcher is originally portrayed as a man who’s an enemy to Batman to Gotham City, but the sources to Variety say the studio is now casting the role as a woman who will have a connection to whomever Idris Elba is playing.
Production for The Suicide Squad will start sometime in the Fall of this year with new cast members John Cena and Idris Elba joining the team and Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn as well as Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang.
Warner Bros. or anyone attached to the movie has yet to confirm this casting.
The Suicide Squad releases in theaters on August 6th, 2021.