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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:16 am 
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Suicide Squad Targeting Jared Leto as the Joker!

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Nov 07, 2014

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David Ayer’s DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad has, according to recent reports, targeted high profile talent like Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Will Smith with subsequent reports claiming that the studio is also keen on adding Jesse Eisenberg as his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice antagonist, Lex Luthor. Now TheWrap claims that the Academy Award-winning Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) — said to have been in the running for Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange – is being eyed to play The Joker!

Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn. The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team.

The line-up for “Task Force X” in the upcoming film is rumored to include the super strong Blockbuster, the self-replicating Multiplex, the speedster Jaculi, the illusion-casting Mindboggler, the original Captain Boomerang George Harkness, the animal mimicker Vixen, and Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot.

If the Joker is part of the story (even if Leto doesn’t ultimately take the role), his appearance would mark the first time the character has appeared on the big screen since The Dark Knight, wherein the late Heath Ledger won an Academy Award for what turned out to be his final full performance.

Suicide Squad is currently set for release on August 5, 2016.


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Margot Robbie Cast as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad?

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Nov 10, 2014

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On the heels of a report that Jared Leto is in contention for the role of The Joker in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Suicide Squad film, Collider reports that Margot Robbie has joined the cast in the role of Harley Quinn. Robbie has been in the mix for a role in the film for a few weeks now, along with the likes of Tom Hardy and Will Smith, though it was unknown at the time what her role would be.

A previous report on the film stated that the line-up for “Task Force X” in the movie would include the super strong Blockbuster, the self-replicating Multiplex, the speedster Jaculi, the illusion-casting Mindboggler, the original Captain Boomerang George Harkness, the animal mimicker Vixen, and Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot; however, with both The Joker and Harley Quinn reportedly being involved, it’s safe to say the script for Suicide Squad has been written to include additional characters from the DCU.

Harley Quinn has been a staple member of the Suicide Squad since DC Comics relaunched with “The New 52″ back in 2011 and even retained her membership on the team after that series was cancelled and resurrected as “The New Suicide Squad.” As for her sweetheart “Mister J,” it’s unclear what part The Joker would have in the film as the character has never been a member of the Suicide Squad due to his unpredictable tendencies, but given the nature of Harley Quinn’s origin it’s probably best to include the two of them in the film.

Set to be directed by David Ayer, and potentially featuring the return of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5, 2016.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:54 am 
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Sigh. Is it just me, or is just sad that we're getting NuCoke I mean Nu52 Harley on the big screen before we ever get the REAL Harley? :(

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 Post subject: Re: Suicide Squad
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Jai Courtney Eyed for Deadshot Role in Suicide Squad

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Nov 12, 2014

Jai Courtney, best known for his performance in A Good Day to Die Hard as the son of Bruce Willis’ John McClane, is reportedly up for the role of the DC Comics mercenary Deadshot in David Ayer’s bad guy team-up Suicide Squad. Variety has the news, claiming that Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith all still remain in talks as well.

Recently played by Michael Rowe on “Arrow,” Floyd Lawton is the true identity of Deadshot. Although Lawton doesn’t have any superhuman abilities per se, his extreme skill set makes him one of the most deadly assassins in the DC Universe.

As previously reported, Robbie is up for the part of Harley Quinn while Leto would portray the Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker.

Suicide Squad is slated to hit theaters August 5, 2016.


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Suicide Squad to Set Up Production in Toronto

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Dec 01, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter brings word this afternoon that Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC adaptation Suicide Squad will set up shop in Toronto, Canada at their Pinewood extension starting in February. Following two months of pre-production, the film will shoot from April until September in the city, which has hosted a number of comic book adaptations such as Blade II, Fantastic Four, both Kick-Ass films, and the original X-Men.

The previously-reported Jai Courtney, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto all still reportedly in talks for roles in the film, which will be directed by David Ayer (End of Watch, Fury). Suicide Squad is slated to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.


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It’s Official: Meet the Cast of DC Comics’ Suicide Squad Movie!

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Dec 02, 2014

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An all-star roster of actors has joined Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action adventure Suicide Squad, bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (Fury). The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, Focus) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club, Alexander) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (Divergent, The Water Diviner) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina, upcoming Pan) as Enchantress.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote ‘Training Day’ and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara. 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.”

Ayer is also writing the script for the Suicide Squad movie, which is being produced by Charles Roven (The Dark Knight trilogy, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.

Suicide Squad, which was originally created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, will set up shop in Toronto, Canada at their Pinewood extension starting in February. Following two months of pre-production, the film will shoot from April until September.

It was also previously rumored that Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will play a role in the story, although his name is not included in this official cast list.


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 Post subject: Re: Suicide Squad
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Variety first broke the news here.

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Warners has long viewed this project as the “Ocean’s Eleven” of comicbook movies and has been looking to load up the roster with top tier talent.

Warners still has the role of Amanda Waller, the character who oversees the team (similarly to Nick Fury in the Marvel universe), to cast before the film goes into production. The studio’s shortlist of actresses being eyed for the role includes Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Oprah Winfrey, whom sources say would be WB’s first choice for the part.


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 Post subject: Re: Suicide Squad
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:32 pm 
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A couple of things ...

1) This might be the greatest comic book movie cast in history. I thought the cast of Man of Steel was great, but this is even better. Marvel Studios tends to go with mostly unknowns and journeymen vets and there's nothing wrong with that. Their movies have been great and that's what matters. But Warners has been putting together casting announcements for the DC movies that are thrilling in an old school way. It reminds me of when they announced Marlon Brando as Jor-El and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Tom Hardy? Will Smith? Jared Leto? Oh, baby. Bring it.

2) Suicide Squad beats Thunderbolts to the big screen. A rare win for DC/Warners. Suck it, Disney/Marvel!

Hey, even the Red Sox won the World Series a few times. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Suicide Squad
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:34 am 
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The only issue I have with the casting is the possibility of Oprah Winfrey as Amanda Waller.

Seriously ?!?!?!

I just don't see it.

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 Post subject: Re: Suicide Squad
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The only issue I have with the casting is the possibility of Oprah Winfrey as Amanda Waller.

Seriously ?!?!?!

I just don't see it.
I totally do. At least from a stunt casting perspective. The most powerful black woman in the world playing the most powerful black woman in the world. She may be terrible for the role but the optics would be terrific.

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 Post subject: Re: Suicide Squad
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:59 am 
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I can see Oprah as Waller too. I just never thought about it since I never thought she'd take such a role. If she does, then it bodes well for the script. Still, the other two ladies they're looking at are pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: Suicide Squad
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:57 pm 
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Aw cmon-- just bring in CCH Pounder and be done with it....

I don't get the Tom Hardy fascination, and really WB -- you cant pick a different person than someone that has already played someone in a DC "superhero" - (term used lightly)- movie previously...

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 Post subject: Re: Suicide Squad
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A couple of things ...

1) This might be the greatest comic book movie cast in history.

2) Suicide Squad beats Thunderbolts to the big screen.

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1) I still think the most recent X-Men movie beats this hands down. (without even trying)

2) I really wouldn't consider the two similar themes-- (until the last 40 issues or so of a 170 issue run)- it was never about people taking time off their prison sentence.. it was about villains pretending to be heroes.


3-- That being said-- this may be the first non animated DC movie I actually go see at the movie theater, or if they screw it up, --- make me boycott (even more if that is possible) everything else they produce, ever...

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Aw cmon-- just bring in CCH Pounder and be done with it....
She would be perfect as a live-action Waller. Which is why nobody will do it. WB and DC are incredibly thick.

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 Post subject: Re: Suicide Squad
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Viola Davis Cast as Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad

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Dec 17, 2014

Two weeks ago, Warner Bros. revealed their version of Task Force X for the big screen adaptation of Suicide Squad. A few factors remained up in the air, like who would be playing the woman at the center of it all, Amanda Waller. It was reported at the time that three names (including Octavia Spencer and Oprah Winfrey) were in contention, and now Latino Review reports that Viola Davis has landed the role of “The Wall.”

Davis has secured two Academy Award nominations previously, making her the third Oscar-nominated actor in the film’s cast. She can currently be seen on ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder.”

Created in 1986 by John Ostrander, Len Wein, and John Byrne, Waller is the creator and government liaison of the Suicide Squad. Waller hand selected the members of the team which are housed in Belle Reve Prison. Her inability to compromise and relentlessness earned her the nickname “The Wall.”

Written and directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad will also star Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. The film is set to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.


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