Peter Capaldi’s role as Thinker was one of the most surprising elements of The suicide squad. The Doctor Who The star appeared to spend more time styling and makeup than in the movie, with just a few scenes but one of the most bizarre and distinctive looks in the whole movie. This look has apparently evolved somewhat over time, and yesterday filmmaker James Gunn shared a photo from the production that shows a slightly different take on The Thinker’s “upgrades” – the circuits, tubes, and knobs that protrude from her head in the movie, inspired by her comic book look.
Capaldi plays a new version of the film’s character, Gaius Grieves, who looks similar to the comics but has a different secret identity. He is also not as powerful as The Thinker has been featured in the comics or on Flash TV show.
You can see the image shared by Gunn below.
First screen test of #PierreCapaldi like #The Thinker, Gaius Grieves. The keen observer will notice that the threads, size and shape of some Thinker “upgrades” are different from our final version in. #TheSuicideSquad. @SuicideSquadWB pic.twitter.com/6cJXqiUp1F
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) 21 October 2021
In The Suicide Squad, welcome to hell – aka Bell Reve, the prison with the highest death rates in the United States of A. Where the worst supervillains are kept and where they will do anything to get out – even join the super-secret, super shady Task Force X. Today’s mission? Assemble a collection of drawbacks including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite psychopath, Harley Quinn. Then, heavily arm them and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.The suicide squadThe cast of includes Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Steve Agee as John Economos and King Shark ( reference on the set), Sylvester Stallone as voice of King Shark, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, John Cena as Peacemaker, Michael Rooker as Savant, Flula Borg as Javelin, Peter Capaldi as Thinker, Nathan Fillion as TDK, Mayling Ng as Mongal, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Joaquin Cosio as General Mateo Suarez, Juan Diego Botto as Luna, Storm Reid as Tyla, Alice Braga as Sol Soria, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt and Taika Waititi as Ratcatcher.
The suicide squad will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 26. Peacemaker is expected to debut on the streaming service this year.