Here's Your Cast For The Suicide Squad Movie

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Here's Your Cast For The Suicide Squad Movie

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Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Tom Hardy and Jared Leto as the new Joker lead all-star supervillain team-up

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice still getting most of the ink, Warner Bros has been quietly setting up the rest of its DC Comics Movieverse on the sidelines; with the project currently furthest-along being the dark supervillain team-up Suicide Squad from director David Ayer.

Casting rumors have swirled for months, but today Warner Bros announced the official lineup for the feature; which involves a group of famous DC Comics villains who are granted pardons in exchange for carrying out high-risk missions for a shadowy government organization. The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn (a female counterpart to The Joker), Will Smith is the master-assassin Deadshot, Tom Hardy is team leader Rick Flagg, Jai Courtney is Captain Boomerang and Cara Delevingne is the magic-user Enchantress. Finally, Jared Leto will take over the high-profile role as the new Joker.

Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor from Dawn of Justice is also believed to be part of the project in some unknown capacity. Still yet to be cast is Amanda Waller, the hard-nosed government official traditionally depicted as running the "Suicide Squad" program. According to Variety, WB's first choice for the part is Oprah Winfrey, with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer also being considered.

Suicide Squad opens in August of 2016.

Source: Variety

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Okay, is it just me or does that actually seem kind of fun?

I'm generally ambivalent about most comic book movies and utterly indifferent to DC's stuff, but, not gonna lie, I kinda want to watch this.

kind of excited for Jared Leto as Joker ngl. not here for the rest of the cast however, especially freaking Cara Delevingne and supreme master scientologist Smith. If we're lucky maybe they'll have his son join the cast as well.

MovieBob:
Finally, Jared Leto will take over the high-profile role as the new Joker.

That poor soul. No matter how good he is, he'll always be compared to Heath Ledger.

marioandsonic:

MovieBob:
Finally, Jared Leto will take over the high-profile role as the new Joker.

That poor soul. No matter how good he is, he'll always be compared to Heath Ledger.

Depends... Leto has that quality about him that makes me want to hurt him seriously because no matter what he seems to do, he is absolutely talented at it. Remember too, people said that Jack Nicholson's performance could never be outdone when Ledger was cast. So... yeah.

Could have picked a better character roster :/ I get Harley, Dead shot, and Cpt. Boomerang(god forbid c-lister) since they are mainstays of the series, but the enchantress? And using Tom Hardy as miscellaneous government team leader feels like a waste of his talents, he could have been damn near any actual character and I would be excited about his role.

So of the five on the team, two are interesting. Even if the performances are top notch I'll be hard pressed to care about their characters. There are SO many DC villain that could have been thrown on this group, hell, pull the guy playing Deathstroke in Arrow and slap him onto it and at least we have another character people might actually know.

The Joker of course will be a stroke of planning and luck if he is well received. I can't even come close to making that call.

Color me a fair bit less excited for this movie.

Will Smith and Jared Leto was all I needed to hear. I actually just saw this on Memebase and thought it was a fake, guess I was wrong. I can't speak for the other actors, but the two mentioned above I like. I'm excited to see how this plays out and learn more about some obscure villains in the DC Universe.

They should get CCH Pounder (Carol Christine Hilaria) for Amanda Waller because all their listed choices just look kind of bad (especially Oprah).

She's already done her voice for a few Batman games and animated movies, and she fits the part perfectly.

Tell me she's not a perfect Amanda Waller.

I can actually kind of see Jared Leto playing the Joker and I'm totally willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Same with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Just about anyone large and imposing could play Rick Flagg, so I'm sure Hardy will be fine.

Jai Courtney could either be pretty decent or really awful from what I've seen of him. I remember him being pretty decent on Spartacus but I Frankenstein was terrible (and yes, I did watch I Frankenstein because pretty much anything is watchable when you're on a plane for 18 hours).

I don't know anything about Cara Delevingne.

Will Smith for Deadshot seems a weird choice. I kind of imagine it turning out like his role in After Earth, Cypher Rage (*snicker*, really, that's what they named him?!). From what I remember of Deadshot he doesn't have much of a sense of humor, and Will Smith's acting is at its best when there's some corny comedy to mix into it.

I'm cautiously optimistic about pretty much everything in the announcement (other than maybe Delevigne... from what I've seen, another model-turned "actress" who hasn't shown any real shred of acting ability... see also: Gal Gadot). All I can say is:

Pleasedon'tsuckPleasedon'tsuckPleasedon'tsuck!!!

I was hoping news of this movie was a joke. Oh, well.

I am looking way more forward to this movie rather than BvS:DoJ. Zack Snyder can jump off a cliff and I have had just about all I can take from Christopher Nolan (he is so damn pompous). Anything DC not associated with either of the aforementioned people is a good step. Not to knock what has been done that was good, but I don't feel their particular visions or styles is good for EVERY DC movie.

Dirty Hipsters:
They should get CCH Pounder (Carol Christine Hilaria) for Amanda Waller because all their listed choices just look kind of bad (especially Oprah).

She's already done her voice for a few Batman games and animated movies, and she fits the part perfectly.

Tell me she's not a perfect Amanda Waller.

I can actually kind of see Jared Leto playing the Joker and I'm totally willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Same with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Just about anyone large and imposing could play Rick Flagg, so I'm sure Hardy will be fine.

Jai Courtney could either be pretty decent or really awful from what I've seen of him. I remember him being pretty decent on Spartacus but I Frankenstein was terrible (and yes, I did watch I Frankenstein because pretty much anything is watchable when you're on a plane for 18 hours).

I don't know anything about Cara Delevingne.

Will Smith for Deadshot seems a weird choice. I kind of imagine it turning out like his role in After Earth, Cypher Rage (*snicker*, really, that's what they named him?!). From what I remember of Deadshot he doesn't have much of a sense of humor, and Will Smith's acting is at its best when there's some corny comedy to mix into it.

She doesn't look like The Wall to me. Have her gain about 150 pounds for the part, then we'll talk.

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn seems like a really clever choice to me, especially considering how perfect her accent was during The Wolf of Wall Street, I'm curious to see how she does in the role. Jared Leto as the Joker, huh, I never would've guessed that as a choice, but sure, why not.

Innnterrresstiing. However...

When did Oprah start acting? Did i miss something?

And the last few years of setting up a part of the DC universe on TV is completely wasted....they've even dedicated like three episodes to the Suicide Squad...

Seriously, they could've eased Arrow and Flash series into the movie universe with the actors playing those characters already instead of going out of their way to get new actors for characters that have already been established in recent live-action...

Though I will say that CCH Pounder is(and has been) much more intimidating than Robinson is in Arrow at the moment. So that would be a change I could agree with.

Why the hell is Will Smith playing deadshot? The guy couldn't play an anti-hero to save his life, I just don't think he has the chops to play someone like Deadshot. Appearance was, I suppose he's not that bad of a choice. Deadshot has been shown with darker skin before and at least he has the goatee. I just don't think he'll be able to play it all that well. At least it's nowhere near as bad as the rumors that he would play Captain Boomerang, I was surprised how many people were actually ok with this.

Isn't this an animated movie? I seem to remember seeing a preview for this while poping in some movie the other day. 'Cause as far as animation goes, Jared Leto has to top Mark Hamill.

marioandsonic:

MovieBob:
Finally, Jared Leto will take over the high-profile role as the new Joker.

That poor soul. No matter how good he is, he'll always be compared to Heath Ledger.

I'm not sure about that, Heath Ledger is mostly famous for dying when he played the role, and having an unusual spin on the character. To be honest as time has come between him and the role and it's associated hype it seems more and more people are agreeing with me that he's good, but Jack Nicholson was a FAR superior Joker. Heath Ledger made the role his own, and that's kind of the problem, it's a pre-existing character and Jack Nicholson was a lot closer to the comics. Mark Hamill does the voice acting version perfectly, but it's debatable whether he could actually carry the role live action for the long term, so he's usually mentioned but not considered.

That said this sounds like a huge mess waiting to happen, the people doing this project don't seem to have a bloody clue what they are doing and while they are calling it "Suicide Squad" they seem to be largely pulling characters from different incarnations of the squad and wanting to cast a "classic" Amanda Waller as a portly black chick, as opposed to the sexy black chick and former Team-7 member that currently runs the team in the incarnation that made it popular again (despite some people complaining about her new look, and more hands on approach).

To me they should kind of decide whether this is "new" or "old" school Suicide Squad and be consistent with it as both have their own appeal.

What's more this is kind of the thing that bothers me about race switching. I can see why they want to use Deadshot since he's been a backbone of new Suicide Squad and has appeared in the live action DC universe (Arrow/Flash) where he's apparently achieved some popularity as he shows up fairly regularly. But why on earth would they take one of the more recognizable (at the moment) characters and race switch him other than to get attention, especially when you consider that Bronze Tiger who is black is another big member of the squad (both on TV, and in classic suicide squad). This is one of my problems with the whole race-switching thing, making Deadshot black might get attention and tons of SJWs on a rampage, but at the same time they are doing it they are bypassing a black super villain who could be used and given attention. Heck if they don't want to use Tiger they have Black Spider, who is actually one of the more heroic characters around recently and would fit better with the way Will Smith acts.

I'm not sure about this on a lot of levels, and can't see any of the real classic chemistry here, and without that what's the point of even doing "Suicide Squad".

What's more I seriously hope they are joking about wanting Oprah as Amanda Waller, to be honest she sort of fits the image of the old school version of "The Wall" but she's likely to demand crazy amounts of money, and while she hosts her own programs I'm not sure if I've ever seen her act. It seems like a huge investment of money that could go towards FX and production value just to have a name attached which they are unlikely to be able to re-use without it costing increasingly insane amounts of money... like Robert Downy Jr.'s alleged issue but on a larger scale. Especially if they are putting Will Smith in there too.

IMO if they are going to do this they should probably get some of the people from the TV shows to reprise their roles as they have done okay for the character. If they want a big name, I think they should bring out RZA "The Man With The Iron Fists" himself to play Bronze Tiger (and I mean heck, he already did a movie with an enemy called Bronze Lion).

I'd also personally want to use The Joker *OR* Harley Quinn for a movie like this, probably the latter since she has more time logged with the current squad, and seems to have been doing as well or better as a solo act rather than as a team with The Joker who has a tendency to eclipse her.

Ahh well, a lot of rambling, but that's my thoughts. It's not my movie, and we'll see how it looks. That said it would be amusing if Captain Boomerang says something racist and Deadshot just guns him down in the first 10 seconds of the movie, but I can't see them doing that.

I did not suggest Will Smith play Bronze Tiger because honestly I don't think he has the choreography experience for it, it's not his style of fighting.

We'll see how it looks when it's closer to completion. Right now though it looks like a mess waiting to happen, it seems like someone kind of decided "hey Suicide Squad is becoming sort of cool again right now, so let's get people to play some of our favorite characters and throw them together in a movie" without putting much thought into the plotline, chemistry, or even era.

I mean *nowadays* what's the rationale of having both Rick Flagg and Deadshot? Who leads the team? Plus Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg? What was the logic behind that? figuring he played Bane and fought Batman, so would work for a character who has also fought Batman to a stand still in the comics?

The only way I can think of to make this an even more chaotic mess would be to reveal they have cast someone as Jason Todd so they can have The Joker beat him to death in one of the squad's "greatest moments"... because hey, it's a big moment from the comics, so who cares if it makes sense or can be made to fit with a consistent narrative. Of course then again just being able to watch that jerk get beaten to death might convince me to see the movie multiple times. Like many people I really hated Jason Todd. :)

Little sad at the lack of Deathstroke, but a Will Smith Deadshot could be fun. This is the only announced DC movie I have even a passing interest in watching, so hopefully it's fun, and isn't afraid of going over the top.
Of all the DC properties to not turn into a gritty, grim dark thematic film with a gray/black color palette, this is it.
Or you know, Superman, but that ship already sailed.

Well I liked the animated movie and honestly, the villains of the DC universe are a lot more fun than the heroes... I can definitely get behind this.

marioandsonic:

MovieBob:
Finally, Jared Leto will take over the high-profile role as the new Joker.

That poor soul. No matter how good he is, he'll always be compared to Heath Ledger.

You mean Mark Hamill. No matter how good ANYONE is, they'll be compared the Mark Hamill.

OT: I'm most excited for Harley Quinn because I've wanted to see her in a movie since I saw how cool (also hot) she could be in the Arkham games. And I'm perfectly fine with a new Joker. Ledger doesn't own the role just like Bale (thankfully) doesn't own the role for Batman. Just so long as Leto doesn't die like Ledger did, I think we'll be fine. If he does, I think we'll start considering the role cursed or something.

Xsjadoblayde:
Innnterrresstiing. However...

When did Oprah start acting? Did i miss something?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Butler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Color_Purple_%28film%29

educate yo'self man ;)

Will Smith is Deadshot, a live-action Joker is working alongside a magic-user, and Oprah could be involved.

Movies are getting weird and I'm kind've liking it that way.

So, basically:

This is a film with a relatively stellar cast playing the roles of some of DC's best villains, being directed by David Ayer?

I....am finding myself intrigued by this. I mean, surprisingly intrigued.

Could this be a genuinely great DC movie outside of the Bat films?

I really hope so. This has so much promise.

Redryhno:
And the last few years of setting up a part of the DC universe on TV is completely wasted....they've even dedicated like three episodes to the Suicide Squad...

Seriously, they could've eased Arrow and Flash series into the movie universe with the actors playing those characters already instead of going out of their way to get new actors for characters that have already been established in recent live-action...

Though I will say that CCH Pounder is(and has been) much more intimidating than Robinson is in Arrow at the moment. So that would be a change I could agree with.

You see Geoff Johns is being really freaking cute about their grand scheme. He's hinted at the possibility of a DC multi verse that could very well be being set up with The Flash. Also in tonight's Flash Dr. Orsen Wells name dropped Batman. Batman apparently actually does exist in the Flash/Arrow-verse. Wouldn't that be something? Heh set up The Flash and Arrow as some kind prequels to BvS since Batman apparently has existed for a long time in that universe.

KazeAizen:

Redryhno:
And the last few years of setting up a part of the DC universe on TV is completely wasted....they've even dedicated like three episodes to the Suicide Squad...

Seriously, they could've eased Arrow and Flash series into the movie universe with the actors playing those characters already instead of going out of their way to get new actors for characters that have already been established in recent live-action...

Though I will say that CCH Pounder is(and has been) much more intimidating than Robinson is in Arrow at the moment. So that would be a change I could agree with.

You see Geoff Johns is being really freaking cute about their grand scheme. He's hinted at the possibility of a DC multi verse that could very well be being set up with The Flash. Also in tonight's Flash Dr. Orsen Wells name dropped Batman. Batman apparently actually does exist in the Flash/Arrow-verse. Wouldn't that be something? Heh set up The Flash and Arrow as some kind prequels to BvS since Batman apparently has existed for a long time in that universe.

Ya damned spoiler-kids, always ruining thins for us old twenty....something....what year is it again?

But if that happened(I'm about three weeks behind Arrow/Flash/Shield/etc.) that's cool. But it would sorta make sense with them setting up for Flashpoint to have a multi-verse(I could be wrong, Flash was never my favorite hero outside of how OP his power is and thinking up psuedo-science ways of it breaking everything)

However, it's setting up all sorts of internet confusion wars. Since you've got the Deadshot of TV(I like him, even if he's missing some...amenities and quirks) and now the possible Will Smith Deadshot(I just really can't see him there, as much as I love the guy, this doesn't sound like his style) Also I heard that Captain Boomerange showed up on Flash a couple weeks ago, and I don't think it's going to be this guy playing him in the movie if Deadshot is anything to go by.

Overall, I'm not wholly impressed by this line-up. And teasing crap is the sort of thing I really despise when it comes to entertainment. Saying "Maybe, we're not that far into the idea yet" is one thing.

Longing:
kind of excited for Jared Leto as Joker ngl. not here for the rest of the cast however, especially freaking Cara Delevingne and supreme master scientologist Smith. If we're lucky maybe they'll have his son join the cast as well.

Dont even joke about that Will Smith son stuff :|

Jared Leto as Joker....interesting. It'll either be awful or awesome. Nothing in between methinks.

Also...I hope that Margot Robbie can be sufficiently crazy. Harley has to be nuts, not just sexy.

Ok, never been much into DC lore so really the Joker is the only character that stands out as a known quantity here. But damn I can say based on this that I actually have more hope for this movie than BvS. That's not to say I have a lot of hope but more than Snyder is getting from me. So basically if I've got this straight the premise is The Dirty Dozen if they were supervillains...and apparently low/street level, henchman/hired gun-type supervillains at that. Ok, this could work.

I just can't shake the feeling this is their attempt at a Guardians of the Galaxy buddy-team movie.
This casting is almost too surreal. Though I am happy to see Cara in there too.

Nah this is gonna bomb. I know WB doesn't give a fig about continuity, but they should have used the Suicide Squad from Arrow.

Zeras:
Isn't this an animated movie? I seem to remember seeing a preview for this while poping in some movie the other day. 'Cause as far as animation goes, Jared Leto has to top Mark Hamill.

There was a recent animated movie that stared the Suicide Squad:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Assault_on_Arkham

Jared Leto is a quality actor so I am looking forward to seeing him as joker, he could be genuinely good.

Cara though...she's just a model.

I'll keep it real, if Warner Bros can't get Green Lantern or Superman to the screen successfully, it'll take a miracle to get Captain Boomerang to work.

Funny. The Captain Boomerang that showed up in Arrow a couple of weeks back was also played by a dude who used to be in the Spartacus series.

piffle Amanda Waller does not need to be cast CCH Pounder is the one and only. noone else is acceptable
other wise good choices i am excited for the film though im not sure how well the joker will work in the suicide squad

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