Pete Davidson and Jai Courtney team up on set of Suicide Squad sequel as the dark comic book movie begins filming in Atlanta

They're a group of jailed supervillains with nothing to lose.

Pete Davidson was among the stars of the upcoming sequel to DC Entertainment's Suicide Squad as the cast assembled on set Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia, to begin filming.

The 25–year–old Saturday Night Live veteran was joined by Jai Coutney, The Rookie's Nathan Fillion and other members of the all-star team as their characters harnessed their dark talents to fight for good.

Ready to go: Pete Davidson was among the stars of the upcoming sequel to DC Entertainment's Suicide Squad as the cast assembled to begin filming on Thursday in Atlanta

Ready to go: Pete Davidson was among the stars of the upcoming sequel to DC Entertainment's Suicide Squad as the cast assembled to begin filming on Thursday in Atlanta

Pete is featured in The Suicide Squad as Blackguard, a supervillain who's given super strength by his high-tech suit.

The comedian arrived on set rocking bleached blonde hair and in costume. 

His was dressed in a thick black combat suit with metallic-looking padding and handguns and ammunition attacked on either side of his chest.

Pete's character in the comics has a relatively small impact on the trajectory of the Suicide Squad, so he may only be filming a small role, which would allow him to get back to filming SNL without too much delay.

Muscle man: Pete is featured in The Suicide Squad as Blackguard, a supervillain who's given super strength by his high-tech suit

Muscle man: Pete is featured in The Suicide Squad as Blackguard, a supervillain who's given super strength by his high-tech suit

In character: The comedian arrived on set rocking bleached blonde hair and in costume

In character: The comedian arrived on set rocking bleached blonde hair and in costume

Fire fight: His was dressed in a thick black combat suit with metallic-looking padding and handguns and ammunition attacked on either side of his chest

Fire fight: His was dressed in a thick black combat suit with metallic-looking padding and handguns and ammunition attacked on either side of his chest

Behind the scenes: Pete chatted with Sean Gunn between takes. The actor regularly appears in his brother James Gunn's movies, often wearing motion capture suits to create digital creatures

Behind the scenes: Pete chatted with Sean Gunn between takes. The actor regularly appears in his brother James Gunn's movies, often wearing motion capture suits to create digital creatures

While enjoying some down time between takes, Pete struck up a conversation with Sean Gunn, who was dressed in a gray motion-capture suit, which would allow him to be easily replaced with a digital figure after shooting was completed.

The Gilmore Girls actor is the brother of writer and director James Gunn, who signed on to the project shortly after he was (temporarily) fired from helming Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise.

Sean regularly appears in his brother's films, even if his contributions aren't always obvious. In addition to playing the small part of Kraglin Obfonteri in the Guardians films and Avengers: Endgame, he also performs the motion capture work to create Rocket Raccoon and Groot.

The roles are voiced by Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, but it's Sean's movements and expression that audiences saw on screen. 

Back at it: One of the few familiar faces was Jai Courtney, who returns to play Captain Boomerang, a devious thief whose weapon of choice is a boomerang

Back at it: One of the few familiar faces was Jai Courtney, who returns to play Captain Boomerang, a devious thief whose weapon of choice is a boomerang

Simple: Jai's character eschewed the colorful padded suits worn by most of the other actors, instead wearing a long blue duster with multiple gray and red patches

Simple: Jai's character eschewed the colorful padded suits worn by most of the other actors, instead wearing a long blue duster with multiple gray and red patches

This newest Suicide Squad iteration is a soft reboot that features few returning characters, many of whom died in the previous film.

One of the few familiar faces was Jai Courtney, who returns to play Captain Boomerang, a devious thief whose weapon of choice is a boomerang.

Jai's character eschewed the colorful padded suits worn by most of the other actors, instead wearing a long blue duster with multiple gray and red patches.

On her own: Mayling Ng was the only female member of the cast filming on Thursday

On her own: Mayling Ng was the only female member of the cast filming on Thursday

Big beginnings: The English-born actress first came to wide public attention for her role in Wonder Woman, in which she played one of the fierce female warriors

Big beginnings: The English-born actress first came to wide public attention for her role in Wonder Woman, in which she played one of the fierce female warriors

Seeing red: She was covered in red makeup that didn't obscure her muscular physique, as well as some facial prostheses to give her an alien look

Seeing red: She was covered in red makeup that didn't obscure her muscular physique, as well as some facial prostheses to give her an alien look

Mayling Ng was the only female member of the cast filming on Thursday.

The English-born actress first came to wide public attention for her role in Wonder Woman, in which she played one of the fierce female warriors.

She was covered in red makeup that didn't obscure her muscular physique, as well as some facial prostheses to give her an alien look.

The character was dressed all in violet, with a metallic breastplate and a matching helmet with a long red braid running down her back. 

Battle-ready: The character was dressed all in violet, with a metallic breastplate and a matching helmet with a long red braid running down her back

Battle-ready: The character was dressed all in violet, with a metallic breastplate and a matching helmet with a long red braid running down her back

Colorful display: German YouTuber and comedian Flula Borg added a splash of color to the set with his suit in bright shades of blue and yellow

Colorful display: German YouTuber and comedian Flula Borg added a splash of color to the set with his suit in bright shades of blue and yellow

German YouTuber and comedian Flula Borg added a splash of color to the set with his suit in bright shades of blue and yellow.

The actor plays Suicide Squad member Javelin, a former Olympic athlete–turned–villain.

His weapon of choice is his namesake javelin, which Flula carried around on set.

The character often used explosive javelins to rain destruction down on his enemies. 

Fit figure: The actor plays Suicide Squad member Javelin, a former Olympic athlete–turned–villain

Fit figure: The actor plays Suicide Squad member Javelin, a former Olympic athlete–turned–villain

Sharp object: His weapon of choice is his namesake javelin, which Flula carried around on set

Sharp object: His weapon of choice is his namesake javelin, which Flula carried around on set

Death from above: The character often used explosive javelins to rain destruction down on his enemies

Death from above: The character often used explosive javelins to rain destruction down on his enemies

Bad odds: The nature of The Suicide Squad means many of these characters won't survive the events of the film

Bad odds: The nature of The Suicide Squad means many of these characters won't survive the events of the film

Castle's Nathan Fillion added some comedic relief as Arm–Fall–Off–Boy, who is able to detach his limbs and use them as clubs or weapons against his opponents.

The actor was dressed all in green with a sleeveless suit and helmet.

His breastplate was adorned with a logo of a skull hovering atop two possibly detached arms. 

Accurate name: Castle's Nathan Fillion added some comedic relief as Arm–Fall–Off–Boy, who is able to detach his limbs and use them as clubs or weapons against his opponents

Accurate name: Castle's Nathan Fillion added some comedic relief as Arm–Fall–Off–Boy, who is able to detach his limbs and use them as clubs or weapons against his opponents

Fitting: His breastplate was adorned with a logo of a skull hovering atop two possibly detached arms

Fitting: His breastplate was adorned with a logo of a skull hovering atop two possibly detached arms

Writer and director James Gunn's involvement with The Suicide Sqad began shortly after he was fired by Disney and Marvel Entertainment for an off-color joke he wrote on Twitter years earlier that referenced pedophilia.

He was then enlisted by rival DC Entertainment to pen a sequel to its critically reviled yet commercially successful Suicide Squad.

Rather than continuing on with Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto as the Joker, he jettisoned most of the previous characters in favor of new faces inspired by the 1980s Suicide Squad comics.

Gunn also took on directing duties in January of this year.

Back in the fold: Writer and director James Gunn took over on the Suicide Squad sequel after being temporarily fired

Back in the fold: Writer and director James Gunn took over on the Suicide Squad sequel after being temporarily fired 

Pete Davidson and Jai Courtney appear on set for the Suicide Squad sequel as filming begins

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