Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto All Confirmed for 'Suicide Squad'
by Ethan Anderton
December 2, 2014
After weeks of casting information surfacing little by little, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment have officially announced the cast of Suicide Squad, and it's one hell of a line-up. Will Smith will be playing Deadshot, Tom Hardy is Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn, Jared Leto is The Joker, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) plays Boomerang and Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) is Enchantress. All of these characters form a super villain team recruited by the government for secret missions. Production begins in April and lasts through September with an August 5th, 2016 release set.
Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. says:
"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."
Honestly, with a big cast like this, I find myself much more interested in Suicide Squad than Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice or even Justice League. This is an amazing assembly of talent, and the fact that they're not playing typical superheroes just sweetens the deal. Add David Ayer into the mix as director and The Dark Knight trilogy producer Charles Roven, and I'm starting to have a little more confidence in what Warner Bros. is trying to do, at least with this particular property. Still no word on whether or not Jesse Eisenberg will show up as Lex Luthor, but we've got plenty of time to figure that out. Sound good?