Warner Bros “Suicide Squad” Cast Revealed (Updated)

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DC’s Suicide Squad is set to release in theatres August 5, 2016 and more casting information has been revealed by Warner Bros Studio. Directed by David Ayer and produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, the film will begin shooting next April in Toronto. Even if you’re not a comic aficionado, you might recognize some of the members of the Suicide Squad from the CW’s Arrow and, of course, the Gotham City Universe. There are a couple of comic versions of The Suicide Squad, but the most recent version of the government agency (The New Suicide Squad by Sean Ryan) consists of reformed and/or incarcerated criminals that are forced to become heroes.

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Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto photo cr: THR

Warner Bros Studio has confirmed that Will Smith will play Deadshot, Tom Hardy has been cast as the group’s leader, Rick Flagg, Jared Leto will take on the Joker while Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn.

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Jai Courtney phot cr: JustJared

Jai Courtney will be Boomerang and Cara Delevingne has been cast to play the sorceress Enchantress, which means we have an all star team and fairly bad-ass women rounding out the roster.

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Cara Delevingne photo cr: thetrenddiaries

*I am pleased to include Viola Davis as Amanda Waller in the upcoming DC release. Davis is currently known her her role on the cult hit How to Get Away With Murder on ABC. This news means Oprah is out (phew) and we have a strong, black popculture icon to star as the strong, black, cultural icon and all around badass government agent, Amanda Waller.

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Viola Davis/Amanda Waller DC Comics; image cr: comicbook.com

Since the recent Marvel Cinematic Universe announcement of their staggering 5-year film plan, it seems DC and Warner Bros are trying to keep their cinematic universe fresh and relevant. Do you think it will work? Are you excited for DC Comics to bring The Suicide Squad to the big screen? Let me know in the comments below.

xoxo The Collectiva Diva

 

*updated Dec 19, 2014

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8 thoughts

      1. He’ll be amazing BUT he has Heath Ledger’s performance hanging over him. And Ledger’s performance was immaculate. I hope Leto tries to tackle the role in a different way from Ledger. Otherwise he’ll be competing with a legend.

  1. I actually don’t know much about the Suicide Squad (other than the glimpse in Arrow) but I’m looking forward to seeing this cast. I can’t wait to see how Robbie will play Harley Quinn and her outfit. And Davis as Waller is awesome, loving her show How to Get Away With Murder.

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