Jai Courtney Eyed For 'Deadshot' In SUICIDE SQUAD; Hardy, Robbie And Smith's Roles Revealed
Warner Bros. are taking aim at Jack Reacher and Terminator: Genesys star Jai Courtney for the role of Batman villain Deadshot in David Ayer's Suicide Squad. Meanwhile, we also know who Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn!) and Will Smith are being lined up to play. Read on for details!
Variety have revealed that Jai Courtney (Divergent) is in talks for a leading role in 2016's Suicide Squad. The Task Force X team member he's being eyed for is apparently Deadshot, the Batman villain who recently made his presence felt in Arrow. They add that Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are all still in various stages of discussions and have details on which characters each of these actors are being lined up for. We know that Leto is being considered for The Joker of course, but the site confirms that Robbie is in the running for Harley Quinn and reveal that Hardy is being looked at for Rick Flagg. They're not quite so sure about Smith, but sources tell them that he's likely it’s likely Digger Harkness a.k.a. Captain Boomerang. Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor is also still expected to appear after debuting in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. clearly aren't playing around now and with a cast like this, they're obviously taking their DC Comics adaptations very seriously. One thing's for sure though...Marvel can't be happy about losing actors like these to their Distinguished Competition! What do you guys think?
UPDATE: According to Deadline, it may not be Suicide Squad that Courtney is up for despite what the other trades are saying. They actually point out that, "Courtney might instead be cast in another of the DC comic book properties that WB has slotted through 2020."
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