In early October, DC released a list of all their upcoming movies for the next five years. It was a glorious list, filled with characters such as Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern – All superheroes I had been anticipating to appear in the line-up. There was one movie listed, however, that I wasn’t expecting to see at all; Suicide Squad.
With a release date of August 2016, making it one of the first films to get produced, but with no actors attached, it was well and truly an intriguing subject. The only info revealed was the fact that David Ayer was set to direct and write the script.
Well, Warner Bros. has officially released a lovely little list of cast, and what a list it is; Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.
Will Smith as Deadshot!? So I’m a little concerned about that choice. Both Tom Hardy and Jared Leto have played gritty roles in the past, but I don’t think I’ve seen anything where Smith has portrayed the villain.. And Deadshot is definitely a villain! Does the Fresh Prince of Bel Air have it in him to play a brutal assassin!?
There is one more character on the cusp of an announcement; Amanda Waller – Behind the scenes big boss of the Suicide Squad. Rumours have surfaced that she may be played by Oprah Winfrey, but this is yet to be confirmed.