I’ve been keen on a Suicide Squad movie ever since Warner Bros announced that David Ayers would be directing that film. It’s a property which has the potential to be the DC answer to Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. A darker, but different, take on the usual goody two shoes capes and masks action that the Justice League represent. Since then, a number of names have been attached to the film. And these are the names that are actually going to main event the project.
And those names are packing plenty of star power. So say hello to Will SMith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Cara Delevigne as Enchantress and Jared Leto as the Joker. Besides the rather bland Jai Courtney, that’s a ton of talent in one film, with Warner Bros still scouting to find their Amanda Waller.
According to Variety, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis are being courted for the role, with the top choice at the moment being Oprah Winfrey. You get an explosive nanobot in your spinal column that forces you to obey my commands, eeeeeeverybody gets an explosive nanobot in their spinal column that forces them to obey my commands!
Warner Bros. President, Greg Silverman released this statement about the future film:
We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.
With such a cast in place, it looks like DC is fielding known names in order to make an impact with their slate of comic book movies. What do you reckon? Is this the cat you want to see in the Dirty Dozen of comic book movies?
Last Updated: December 3, 2014
Alien Emperor Trevor
December 3, 2014 at 08:41
Great. Now I have to tell everyone in the office why I’m laughing at Oprah.
My only worry is they’re relying on names to sell the movie, not the movie.