Well, well, well. What do we have here?
It seems like director David Ayer has successfully assembled all his heroes and anti-heroes for his upcoming DC Comics film, “Suicide Squad” 😀
Since the filming will begin in Toronto soon, the “Fury” director recently shared a new on-set photo on Twitter to show that the cast of the film have gathered up and sat down for a table reading. He tweeted:
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 9, 2015
Produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, “Suicide Squad” will be executive produced by Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson, and Geoff Johns. Ayer is attached to direct the film, based on Justin Marks’ screenplay.
The film is based on the original DC Comic of the same name, where a group of supervillains find themselves going on a most unlikely mission for a shot at redemption. However, the mission will probably kill them all.
Jared Leto joined the cast of the film to portray The Joker, alongside Will Smith‘s Deadshot, Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney‘s Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman‘s Rick Flag, and Cara Delevingne‘s Enchantress.
Leto was not included in the cast photo tweeted by Ayer because he is currently on tour with his band, 30 Seconds to Mars. However, a few new faces like Adam Beach and Ike Barinholtz were included in the cast photo.
Umberto Gonalez of Latino Review offered an update by revealing the roles of the new cast members.
RT! BREAKING SUICIDE SQUAD NEWS! SHOCKING! JOE MANGANIELLO OUT! JIM PARRACK IN AS DEATHSTROKE! THEY DECIDED TO GO YOUNGER WITH THE CHARACTER! IKE BARINHOLTZ IN AS DR HUGO STRANGE! ADAM BEACH AT THIS TIME PENDING FURTHER CONFIRMATION IS RUMORED AS RAVAN! #BREAKING #EXCLUSIVE #SUICIDESQUAD #SKWAD #DEATHSTROKE #HUGOSTRANGE #RAVAN
Gonzalez revealed that “Magic Mike XXL” star Joe Manganiello was originally offered to play Deathstroke, but the studio then decided to cast Jim Parrack instead because “they decided to go younger with the character”. Ike Barinholtz is said to be portraying Dr. Hugo Strange while Adam Beach is rumoured to be playing Ravan.
Slated for release on 5th August 2016, “Suicide Squad” also stars Jay Hernandez, Scott Eastwood, Viola Davis, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Ed Harris and Jackie Earle Haley are rumoured to appear in the film, but Warner Bros. has yet to make the official casting announcement.