“The official cast list is as follows:”
- Jared Leto – The Joker
- Will Smith – Deadshot
- Tom Hardy – Rick Flagg
- Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn
- Jai Courtney – Boomerang
- Cara Delevingne – Enchantress
Now this is an interesting one, the rumours for the suicide squad film have been floating around for the past few months with names like Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto thrown around, all great actors mind you, though imagining them all together in the same team could take a little getting used to, though maybe not with Will Smith and Margot Robbie as they start together in Focus, which looks pretty good but we’ll see how it goes.
So those actors above will all be in the movie apparently, as will, wait for it…. Cara Delevigne, as Enchantress? Ok did not see that coming, she was rumoured to play Harley Quinn in this but again, I was far from excited for that, just because I’m not sure how good she is an actress that is, though we’ll have to wait and see how it goes, also.
A few talking points.
Also in this cast, Jai Courtney and wait… Tom Hardy? Wow that is really good cast isn’t it? Just a few talking points though, Will Smith as a Deadshot is an interesting choice for sure, a very physical and combat focused character for one, also Deadshot is traditionally white in the comics, so I’m curious to see how he’ll come across, as a mostly humorless and serious character too. Though Will Smith has pulled that off a few times in his career, e.g. I Am Legend and Seven Pounds, Jai Courtney is a solid casting choice, an australian actor playing an australian character, he can definitely pull off the cocky, arrogant vibe Boomerang has.
Cara Delevingne as Enhcantress may be the glaring choice there, Enchantress being in the suicide squad itself is interesting, though the roster has changed multiple times in the comics, it’s gonna be a pretty big role for her to pull off, so WB must have a lot off faith in that casting. And of course Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, hell Tom Hardy in another comic book movie… the guy’s so good at enveloping a character that I’m only expecting good things from this, seeing him in an action oriented team like the suicide squad will be pretty awesome and finally, Jared Leto as The Joker, if there’s anyone that can play flamboyant, eccentric and cocky, it’s Jared Leto surely.
When Leto was rumoured to be The Joker initially just a few weeks ago, I had trouble picturing it, but I can see it, the guy has acting chops and could pull it off comfortable, an alternative if Leto wasn’t playing the joker, Jake Gylenhaal anyone? Another method actor like Tom Hardy, he can pull off eccentric and disturbed (like he has with Nightcrawler) and he has a tonne of emotional range, but that’s wishful thinking, that being said the cast is pretty solid, I’m wondering what sort of storyline the film will be going with, especially with the Joker being a main character I’m assuming.
Also when will the Joker be in a Batman film next? Assuming he won’t be in two films in a row, Batman Vs Superman and The Suicide Squad, that’s something to think about.