Suicide Squad lands Margot Robbie
David Ayer’s Suicide Squad may have lined up its first villain.
Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) has reportedly signed on as Harley Quinn, the former shrink whose obsession with The Joker drives her to become a psychotic criminal herself.
Suicide Squad is the second film in Warner Bros/DC’s aggressive comic book slate and is set for 2016 after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice so get set for all sorts of potential casting news.
Jesse Eisenberg is being considered to reprise his role as Lex Luthor, which could work is Luthor doesn’t have a major role in BvS.
Among the most interesting casting rumors suggest Jared Leto is the front-runner by Warner Bros. to play The Joker.
I’ve no doubt Leto could prove a very intriguing choice to be Joker. Fun fact: Were Leto to be cast, Joker would always have been played by an Oscar winning actor on the big screen — Three-time Best Actor Jack Nicholson (Batman) and Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight).
Joker and Luthor weren’t ever actual members of the Squad — they’re not exactly renown for their ability to play well with others.
The latest buzz is that WB/DC is trying to court Will Smith and Tom Hardy to join the team too although their roles have yet to be identified. I can’t imagine WB bringing Smith in and letting him have a small role so the most obvious are Deadshot, the hitman who doesn’t miss, or Deathstroke the Terminator, the DC universe’s most effective mercenary.
Hardy, an Australian, would make a fun Capt. Boomerang. Of course, Hardy did have some familiarity playing Bane, who did have a stint in the Suicide Squad himself.
During Wizard World Tulsa, Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) talked with fans in a Q&A about his latest film Fury, which just so happens to be directed by Ayer. A fan asked if he’d be up for appearing in Suicide Squad and he replied: I can’t talk about that right now.
Interesting. Normally, we get the oh, I’d love to be involved if the script’s right, blah blah, but as we’ve seen with Jason Momoa’s stark denials regarding playing Aquaman, it could be a matter of Bernthal saying a lot with his response.
Who would you like to see show up in Suicide Squad?