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Suicide Squad” is slowly building up its own hype with its casting rumours. After all, this is Warner Bros’ first antihero film in the DC Cinematic Universe. And now, Variety has officially released the news that “Terminator: Genesys” star Jai Courtney might appear in the film as a member of the “Suicide Squad” named Deadshot.

Jai Courtney as Deadshot


Based on the original DC Comic, the “Suicide Squad” is a group of supervillains who find themselves going on a most unlikely mission for a shot at redemption. “Fury” director David Ayer is set to direct the film, based on Justin Marks’ screenplay. However, no details were provided about its plot and cast.

According to Variety’s unnamed source, Courtney is among the stars leading off the super-villain film. The character he is said to be portraying is a key villain in the “Batman” comic book universe. Deadshot also appeared in the animated feature film, “Batman: Assault on Arkham”, where the story focuses primarily on the “Suicide Squad” and his bond with Harley Quinn.

Deadshot in Smallville and Arrow
(L) Deadshot portrayed by Bradley Stryker in “Smallville” (R) Deadshot portrayed by Michael Rowe in “Arrow”

Also known as Floyd Lawton, the character was portrayed by Bradley Stryker and Michael Rowe respectively in “Smallville” and “Arrow”. Thus, Courtney would mark the third actor to portray the live-action version of Deadshot.

Before Variety broke the news, Jai Courtney was best known for his role as the son of Bruce Willis’ John McClane in “A Good Day to Die Hard” and has appeared in “Divergent” as one of the antagonists. The Australian actor also plays Kyle Reese in the upcoming “Terminator” film, “Terminator: Genisys” alongside Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke.

Tom Hardy as Rick Flag
Tom Hardy is reportedly in talks to play Rick Flag

As we’ve previously mentioned, the actor is among the stars leading off the film as Jared Leto is reportedly in talks to play The Joker. It was also recently reported that “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Margot Robbie is also in talks to play Harley Quinn while Tom Hardy is said to be various stages of discussions to play Rick Flag, a founding member of the Suicide Squad.

The film also eyed Will Smith to play Captain Boomerang while “The Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg may also join the film as Lex Luthor, a character he is set to portray in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice“.

We know for a fact that it’s still early to confirm the casting news as the film is only slated for release on 5th Aug 2016, but what do you think of the casting rumours so far? Let us know in the comments box below!


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