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The Suicide Squad adds Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher

Just a day after David Dastmalchian was cast as the Polka-Dot Man in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, Variety has revealed another piece of casting to the DC supervillain film in Daniela Melchior (Valor da Vida), who has reportedly joined the film as the Batman villain Ratcatcher.

Among the group of new characters, Melchior’s Ratcatcher will apparently share a connection to Idris Elba’s (Luther) unnamed character.

Elba was originally set to take over the role of Deadshot from Will Smith after scheduling conflicts prevented him from reprising his role. After some consideration, Gunn and Warner Bros. decided to keep Elba in the film, but have him play a new character so Smith could potentially return as Deadshot for another Suicide Squad film. The Suicide Squad will be Melchior’s first major role in a studio film after appearing mainly in Portuguese films and television shows.

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