On Tuesday December 2, Warner Bros. made a huge casting announcement for one of their several DC Comics films, Suicide Squad which set for release in 2016.
With superhero movies taking over box offices for several years now, there are no signs of slowing down after both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. made big announcements only weeks apart for future shows and films back in October.
Now Warner Bros. has confirmed numerous actors who will suit up as DC Comic’s resident villains turned heroes in Suicide Squad.
After much speculation it is confirmed that Margot Robbie will play the Joker’s love interest/ partner in crime, Harley Quinn and Will Smith has officially been cast as Deadshot who is best known as an extremely lethal Batman villain while Tom Hardy will be playing the role of Rick Flagg, Suicide Squad’s leader.
Almost seven years after Heath Ledger’s tragic death and posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight, Jared Leto will be the next actor taking on the role of the deeply troubled Batman nemesis.
Jai Courtney from Divergent will be playing the part of Boomerang, best known as The Flash’s enemy and model Cara Delevingne will be Enchantress.
Warner Bros. President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman said in a statement, “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote Training Day and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”
For those unfamiliar with the comic’s storyline, the Suicide Squad are a group of imprisoned supervillains who are put together by a secret government agency to perform highly dangerous missions in exchange for shorter sentences.
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