As the first actual full cast picture was releasen, we thought it was about time we talked about DC’s new movie “Suicide Squad”, which is set to premiere on August 5th 2016.
Comic Book fans have been saying that Marvel has left DC behind when it comes to movies and this seems like DC’s attempt to make a very strong “comeback”. Yet, we should also note that Marvel has a ton of movies and series coming up as well. (We will make a post about the upcoming comic inspired movies/shows so don’t worry).
Suicide Squad is a comic book series that’s set on a government agency that recruits imprisioned supervillain to perform black ops missions in exchange for clemency. For most non-super fans, though, it means that you get to see The Joker and Harley Quinn.
When it comes to casting, it’s definetly star-studded. Firstly, Amanda Waller, who is the Nick Fury of this agency (for the non-Marvel fans: she controls the agency and everything. She’s the director) is going to be played by no one other than Oscar Nominee Viola Davis, who is best known for her role in “The Help” and currently plays lead role Annalise Keating in hit ABC TV show “How To Get Away with Murder”.
Next, comes DC’s most famous supervillain of all time: The Joker. Through the years, he has been played by household names such as Jack Nicholson (The Shining, As Good As It Gets), Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest), Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Heath Ledger (10 Things I Hate About You). Now, The Joker is about to be played by no one other than Jared Leto! Leto, who is also the lead singer/songwritter for 30 Seconds of Mars, won an Oscar for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club”, his biggest role so far.
Harley Quinn, Joker’s famous girlfriend (who the female part of couples love to portray in costume parties), is gonna be no one other than Margot Robbie, the girl who went from upcoming to all-star very fast. Margot is best known for her role in “The Wolf of Wall Street”, but has recently been in movie “Focus”, alongside Will Smith and is set to play Jane Porter in 2016 movie “Tarzan”.
Talking about Will Smith, he is set to play Deadshot in the 2016 movie! Smith, who is known not only for his very good roles – such as in “Men in Black” and “I am Legend” – but for his lack of good movies in the recent years, will be tackling something slightly different than what he became famous for. If you are an “Arrow” fan you will recognize the character, but I won’t give any spoilers.
Jai Courtney, who you might recognize as Eric from the “Divergent” series, Jack McClane from “A Good Day to Die Hard” or Cup from “Unbroken”, will play Captain Boomerang.
Scott Eastwood, who you can currently see on theathers alongside Britt Robertson on the Nicholas Sparks movie “The Longest Ride”, has also confirmed his being in the movie, but hasn’t said which role he is set to play.
Joe Kinnaman, who played Stephen Holder on TV series “The Killing” is set to play Rick Flagg.
And last (but definetly not least), is Mrs. Cara Delevigne, who is playing Enchantress. Delevigne, who started her career as “only” a model, has been taken the movie world by storm. Even the skeptics are now convinced that Cara has the potential to be a full on Hollywood star. Delevigne, who for now has only played Princess Sorokina in “Anna Karenina” and Melanie in “The Face of an Angel”, is set to be in 5 movies in 2015, including leading role of Margot Roth Spigelman in the movie adaptation of John Green novel “Paper Towns”.
If you are wondering about writing and directing, they are both set to be done by David Ayer. Ayer wrote 2014 film “Fury”, 2001 film “The Fast and The Furious” and others, having directed many of them as well.
Below, you can see the first cast picture and the first picture of Leto with green hair, which was tweeted by director David Ayer.
Are you excited for “Suicide Squad”?