Hair’s the story… Peter Capaldi was just announced as having joined the cast of ‘The Suicide Squad’, and his first public appearance was at Fan Expo Canada, where he startled some fans by showing up with his head shaved. A mere haircut isn’t really news, at least not normally. But as Capaldi divulged he couldn’t talk about the reason for this change, it has some speculating.
When a fan asked him to discuss this change, Capaldi replied:
“No I can’t. I hope it’s going to come back. At the moment, I can’t tell you. Not because I don’t want to tell you, but because I’m not allowed to tell you. But I’m going to be completely bald. So they started it because they had to do some prosthetics, so they had to take my hair back. And I said, ‘Could you leave a little bit because I’m going to Toronto? And I wanna look good for the people there.’ So they left a little bit and we did some head casts and stuff. And then I came here, but when I go home it’s gonna go again, all the way.”
Capaldi’s role in ‘The Suicide Squad’ is being kept under wraps, but his comments reveal that he will be wearing prosthetics on his head. That doesn’t really narrow things down. I mean, if I had to guess, I’d say… Brainiac?
That’s probably not it, but it was just a guess. I don’t think Brainiac has ever had anything to do with the Suicide Squad in the comics. Feel free to take your own guesses.
You can see Capaldi with a shaved head in the video below:
‘The Suicide Squad’ will be directed by James Gunn, who also penned the script. Idris Elba heads up the cast, although his role is also unknown, but it’s possible he is playing the martial artist Bronze Tiger. Whoever he is playing, Storm Reid will be his daughter. Returning from the first ‘Suicide Squad’ are Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. They will be joined by David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, and Steve Agee as the voice of King Shark. German comedian Flula Borg was recently cast in an undisclosed role.
‘The Suicide Squad’ is due in theaters on August 6, 2021. Check back for updates as they become available.