Warner Bros.’ villain-roster for their upcoming DC-titled pic, “Suicide Squad,” is now officially filled. The earlier rumored A-list casted ensemble was finally revealed by Warner Bros. in an announcement today. Read on for more details on this report.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), it seems like Amanda Waller has already filled up her villain roster for her "Task Force X" or more known as the "Suicide Squad." It was the latest update for the David Ayer-directed script.
The cast of "Suicide Squad" will include Will Smith (Deadshot), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Jared Leto (Joker), Tom Hardy (Rick Flagg), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and Cara Delevigne (Enchantress).
“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.” said Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures in his announcement.
Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," was rumored earlier to be in the film. Unfortunately, he is not part of the official team nor the official cast. But that does not rule out a possible cameo in the DC-titled pic. Moreover, it is reported that Warner is still finding their Amanda Waller, eyeing actresses such as Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Oprah Winfrey for the role.
“Fury” director David Ayer, who also wrote for “Suicide Squad,” is also set to helm the pic. Ayer is known for his work in “Training Day” as a writer, as well as directing the recent war pic “Fury,” which stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman.
"Suicide Squad," also known as "Task Force X," is an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. The group operates out of Belle Reve Penitentiary, under the directorship of Dr. Amanda Waller. In the graphic novels, the most common members of Suicide Squad include Bronze Tiger and Deadshot, although Batman villain Quinn has become the face of the group since the launch of the New 52. The group was also featured in an episode on The CW’s "Arrow."
“Suicide Squad” launches their attack on the big screens on Aug. 5, 2016.
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