Suicide Squad is almost here and a first look trailer has been released. Just 13 more months to go everyone! Suicide Squad focuses on a group of incarcerated supervillains who are used as deniable assets for the government to take on dangerous missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
The film is written and directed by David Ayer, and stars an ensemble cast featuring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, and Viola Davis.
This is DC’s attempt to get into the MCU game in their own right but I will admit that Suicide Squad looks surprisingly amazing. The film is scheduled to be released on August 5, 2016.
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.
Last week Warner Bros. revealed some very exciting news in the comic book movie adaptation realm. The studio announced their major plans for future films based on DC Comics’ series and heroes.
According to several tweets from Ben Fritz, which you can see below, there is a full schedule prepared for various comic book adaptations for Warner Bros. The schedule begins with the release of Suicide Squad in 2016 after the current upcoming film Batman Vs. Superman.
In 2017 we will supposedly get our first superhero movie focusing on a female lead with a Wonder Woman film. I’ll believe it when I see it though. In 2018 we get an Aquaman film which is exciting followed by a Shazam project.
You can see the tentative schedule below which is planned as far ahead as 2020.