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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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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:13 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Suicide Squad
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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