After weeks of rumored casting, DC has officially announced the cast list for the upcoming big screen adaptation of Suicide Squad. The film is set to be directed by David Ayer and will release in theaters on August 5, 2016.
The cast is as follows:
- Jared Leto – The Joker
- Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn, the Joker’s deranged love interest and protégé
- Will Smith – Deadshot, an assassin
- Tom Hardy – Rick Flad, the squad leader
- Cara Delevingne – The Enchantress
Suicide Squad follows a band of villains tasked with various governmental black ops missions to lessen their prison sentences.
It is being reported that Jared Leto is looking to join the cast of the upcoming Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment project Suicide Squad. Further, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he is eyeing the iconic role of the Joker.
The Suicide Squad is also known as Task Force X was originally created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru. They first appeared in “Brave and the Bold” issue number 25. Its most recent iteration includes characters Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and Harley Quinn.
Neither Leto or Warner Bros has confirmed the role. News on the casting is expected to be released within the next few days to weeks.
David Ayer is currently attached to direct the adaptation. The film is slated for release on Aug. 5, 2016.
It was announced last month that Will Smith had dropped out of the big screen adaptation of “Brilliance.” Now, according to Variety, Jared Leto is currently in talks for the lead role. Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures is adapting the novel of the same name from Marcus Sakey.
“Brilliance” is officially described as follows:
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.
The screenplay was written by David Koepp with Julius Onah as director. Noomi Rapace was previously announced for a role in the film. Producers on Brilliance include Jon Jashni, Joe Roth and Thomas Tul with Alex Hedlund, Eric McLeod and Palek Patel executive producing.
The rumors are a-swirling as it is being reported that Jared Leto is being eyed for the lead role in the upcoming Doctor Strange film adaptation.
According to Badass Digest, Marvel “likes” Leto for surgeon-turned-sorcerer Stephen Strange. Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange (known as Doctor Strange) is a superhero created by Marvel. Doctor Strange is a former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.
It was reported last week that Sinister director Scott Derrickson was in talks to direct the film. Marvel has yet to comment, but Derrickson tweeted out a picture of himself with a Dr. Strange comic – stating that it would be his next project.
Leto is an Academy Award winner who is most known for his roles on Dallas Buyers Club, Requiem for a Dream, and Mr. Nobody. He also took home an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club.
There is no word yet on whether Leto is truly in talks for the role or if the internet (once again) is getting ahead of itself.