The expected Saturday Night Live gang plus some new faces were back for the season 45 premiere, though one still-current cast member was noticeably absent: Pete Davidson. Although he had a spot in the opening credits, Davidson was absent from the sketches and even during host Woody Harrelson’s goodbye at the end of the episode. It was probably because he was hanging out with his non-SNL squad — his Suicide Squad.
James Gunn, director of the upcoming Suicide Squad, posted a picture on his Instagram account with cast members from the upcoming sequel that included Davidson, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Steve Agee, Sean Gunn, Joel Kinnaman, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, Daniela Melchior and Pom Klementieff (who is not in the movie but worked with Gunn in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies at Marvel). The photo was posted on Saturday after they watched a special screening of another Warner Bros. comic book movie Joker. Gunn is currently in Atlanta filming Suicide Squad so if you put two and two together, Davidson apparently was in Atlanta filming.
“#TheSuicideSquad (and Pom). Many of us are doing weird things in this photo. After a screening of Joker (thanks @wbpictures!),” wrote Gunn in the caption.
No word yet on when Davidson will be returning to Saturday Night Live.