The upcoming DC Comics Suicide Squad movie is starting to take real shape now that the title cast members have been selected and publicized. So who are the designated baddies? Here’s a few BIG names for you!
If you don’t know, The Suicide Squad is essentially an ‘antihero’ team of incarcerated villains/supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. As the name implies, the missions are often ‘beyond dangerous’, often with the expectation that the ‘assets’ have little chance of surviving them. The group is under the directorship of a Dr. Amanda Waller.
Like the Avengers, different ‘members’ of the squad are often rotated through, but for this rendition of the Suicide Squad movie, out in August 2016, we will see the following:
Tom Hardy as Rick Flag
Jared Leto as The Joker
After the performance in the Dark Knight and the long and storied history of this character in past films, comics and cartoons, I think its safe to say we ALL should know who The Joker is right? If not, quite simply, The Joker is a maniacal, serial killer and arch villain to Batman. Musician and Academy Award winner Jared Leto will take on the iconic role in the Suicide Squad movie. To say he has HUGE shoes to fill would be an understatement!
Will Smith as Deadshot
Big Willie is back! And, hopefully his role as the assassin and world’s deadliest marksman, Deadshot, will help reinvigorate his recent box office slump. The character Deadshot has most recently been portrayed in the hit TV show Arrow, where the Suicide Squad has also made its presence felt. This is an interesting role for Will Smith, but one I would love to see him tackle successfully BIG WILLIE style!
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie will also tackle a huge and very popular role which is Harley Quinn. Harley is also a sworn enemy to the Batman and is often depicted in the comics as a sidekick/lover to The Joker. She is often portrayed as having increased strength, agility and durability due to experimentation, and is sure to be an audience favorite if Margot can oull the role off.
Jai Courtney as Boomerang
Jai has played in a number of action-oriented roles, with the most recent one for me starring in A Good to Die Hard and Jack Reacher. He is also slated to play Kyle Reese in the soon-to-be-released Terminator: Genisys. Jai Courtney will play Captain Boomerang [sort of a corny name but let’s just roll with it for now…hopefully they change this], a violent thug from Australia who most often went toe to toe with The Flash.
Cara Delevingne as Enchantress
Of all the actors and actresses cast in the Suicide Squad movie, Cara Delevingne seems to be the ‘greenest’ or least known [in terms of reputation] of this most stellar of groupings. Cara will play the part of the Enchantress, a powerful but mentally unstable witch who has fought as both hero and villain in the comics.
And, lastly Who Will Play Amanda Waller?
Amanda Waller, nicknamed “the Wall”, is a former congressional aide and government agent that has been placed in charge of the Suicide Squad. So, when, could be cast in this role, who is both strong and fearsome enough to take charge of the most dangerous of villains in the Suicide Squad? Rumor has it…Oprah Winfrey!
The Suicide Squad movie opens nationwide August 2016