Suicide Squad: Aussies Margot Robbie + Jai Courtney Cast With Smith, Leto, Hardy

Suicide Squad: Aussies Margot Robbie + Jai Courtney Cast With Smith, Leto, Hardy

Of the insane superhero movie schedule now in development, 2016’s Suicide Squad stood out early by picking up gritty writer/director, David Ayer (Training Day, Fury) to explore villians forced to work government black ops for reduced sentences (and not having their brains detonated). Now we know Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney is Boomerang, Will Smith is Deadshot, Tom Hardy is Rick Flagg, Cara Delevingne is Enchantress… and the man with the world’s prettiest hair will reimagine the Joker. But you’ll never guess who might lead them all as Amanda Waller…

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According to Variety, WB’s first choice would be Oprah Winfrey. That’d be a huge addition to an already star-studded line-up. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are also said to be on the shortlist.

Will Smith had been rumoured to play Bronze Tiger — maybe we’ll now see Michael Jai White’s Ben Turner from Arrow show up? Yeah, I doubt it, but I need more MJW in my life.

Meanwhile, I honestly had to look up who the hell London-born Cara Delevingne is. My bad. Aside from voicing Grand Theft Auto V’s Non-Stop-Pop FM radio station DJ, Delevingne is a well-known European model. There you go.

So what do you think about the casting? And what about the choice of squad? If Harley is in, why no Deathstroke? [BusinessWire and Variety via io9]

BURBANK, Calif.– An all-star roster of actors has joined Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action adventure “Suicide Squad,” bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”). The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” upcoming “Focus”) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises,” upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” upcoming “Focus,” the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” upcoming “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress.
In making the announcement, Silverman said, “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.”
Ayer is also writing the script for “Suicide Squad,” which is being produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.

The film is slated for release on August 5, 2016.

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Released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital streaming in August, this animated feature picks up on the big teasers at the end of the Asylum and Origins games. Supervillians Deadshot, Harley Quinn, King Shark, Killer Frost and Black Spider share the spotlight as they’re thrown together to form the Suicide Squad.


  • Margot Robbie for Harley seems like a great choice appearance and character wise (going from wolf of wall Street) though she hasn’t really got any action work under her belt. Jared Leto is a decent actor so he might do ok.

    The thing that confuses me is if this is going to be part of the official DC movie universe they are trying to create and where it will fit in timeline wise, Jared Leto presents a youngish Joker while Affleck is meant to be playing a grumpy older batman.

  • and the man with the world’s prettiest hair will reimagine the Joker.I am not up to date on the latest in hair fashion.

  • I don’t mind the cast but I’m still meh about all these DC movies. Unlike marvel, nothing fills me with confidence that these movies will be good.

  • I’m feeling pretty eh about this. Zack Snyder has been a fairly consistent let down in the last few years.

  • While im keen to see Margot Robbie do Harley, she’s got the look, maybe not the attitude but hopefully she can nail it.
    The rest of this cast seems wrong…. i dont see ANY of those actors accurately portraying the characters… and this makes me worried that if/when this flops, DC will give up on movies and we will miss out on some incredible stories.

    Im also worried this will be turned into a PG13 movie and completely miss the whole point of the Suicide Squad.

    Also waiting for complaints to start about the name and the eventual change of it because those complaints.

    • A lot of people didn’t see Heath Ledger as the Joker either. I’m not saying that this’ll work, but that the nerd legions have been proven wrong before.

  • I really like Hardy (especially after Warrior). Good to see he’s still getting roles after that controversial depiction of Bane.

  • I had to read up on these villains and this is, no joke, under Boomerang’s bio.

    Secretly the illegitimate son of an American soldier and an Australian woman, Harkness was raised in poverty, during which time he developed great skill in making boomerangs, and in using them as weapons. As a young adult, he was hired as a performer and boomerang promoter by a toy company which was, unbeknownst to him, owned by his biological father. Audiences ridiculed him, and a resentful Harkness turned to using his boomerangs for crime.

    • he’s not even the worst hero/villain in the DC catalogue there are much much worse ones out there. Ever heard of ARM-FALL-OFF-BOY ?

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