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Hello movie lovers! Tis I, Marc Alan Fishman, resident ComicMix snark-do-well. I figured I might as well get at least a day out from the legendary John Ostrander on the topic that most presently has the comic book fanboys all a flutter. What’s that, you say? The recently announced Suicide Squad movie from DC Entertainment now has a cast? Well, what better to do then but react to each of the specific castings of the sinister sextet of seriously spiteful sinners.
Jared Leo as The Joker
I know what everyone is thinking. “Boo! Hiss!” they cry. Well, not me. Casting the clown prince of crime with yet-another slightly slick looking actor, with plenty of dramatic chops, seems apropos. Look kiddos. When they announced Heath Ledger, the outcry could be heard for miles around the Internet. All up until footage started leaking in dribs and drabs. And then when The Dark Knight debuted, »
- Marc Alan Fishman
Whoa we're getting behind on the linkages... here ya go
The Babadook order the pop-up book so that I have someone to commiserate with when it keeps us awake at nights in 2015
The Credits on the makeup work on Wild. How to keep Reese dirty?!
Dissolve Sundance announces its titles for 2015. I should probably go again but haven't committed yet
Awards Daily mad scramble of wide open Oscar year
Heat Vision Suicide Squad, »
- NATHANIEL R
Jared Leto – The Joker
Will Smith – Deadshot
Tom Hardy – Rick Flag
Jai Courtney – Boomerang
Cara Delevingne – Enchantress
Jared Leto is a great actor and is bound to give an interesting performance, but he is bound to under intense scrutiny due to the fact that he has some huge shoes to fill after Heath Ledger’s now legendary role in The Dark Knight. Many assume that the Joker will likely be the film’s villain, given that the character has rarely ever been on a team and is so villainous in comparison to the other characters that it will make the team of criminals appear more heroic.
Margot Robbie gave a stellar »
- Max Molinaro
This week's big comic book movie news comes courtesy of Warner Bros., who just announced the all-star cast of the upcoming film Suicide Squad. The biggest revelation was probably that Jared Leto will have the unenviable task of following Heath Ledger's legendary turn as The Joker (opposite Christian Bale's Batman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight), but it was also announced that Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne will round out the cast. The film will be directed by David Ayer, whose most recent flick was the Brad Pitt and Shia Labeouf-fronted WWII tank epic Fury, »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are officially set to star in Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday. Also cast in the movie based on the DC Entertainment villains-forced-to-be-heroes are Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne. Much of the castings have been previously reported, but the studio also confirmed which characters the actors will play. Read more Ian McKellen Doesn't Believe Final 'Hobbit' Film Is "End of the Journey" Smith will play Deadshot, best known as a Batman villain, while Hardy plays the group's leader, Rick Flagg. Leto will take on the Joker, while Robbie will
- Borys Kit
The Hollywood Reporter has posted an update on Warner Bros.’ first post-Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice offering from the DC Cinematic Universe, revealing that director David Ayer’s (Fury) Suicide Squad movie is set to start pre-production at Pinewood Toronto Studios in February ahead of a shoot from April through to September.
While Jared Leto has sworn to keep his mouth shut over his rumoured casting as The Joker, THR reports that the Oscar-winner is now in final negotiations for the role, along with Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jai Courtney (Divergent) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises). Hardy’s possible role is unknown, but it’s said that Robbie will play Harley Quinn and Courtney will portray Deadshoot. Jessie Eisenberg is also said to be in talks to reprise the role of Lex Luthor from Batman v Superman.
Suicide Squad is set for release »
- Gary Collinson
Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) is in talks to play Batman villain Deadshot in Warner Bros' upcoming "Suicide Squad" comic book film, which has Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto in negotiations as well. Also known as Floyd Lawton, Deadshot has a major death wish and a strong bond with Catwoman, although there.s been no confirmation yet that Catwoman will make an appearance in the film. Leto is in talks to play the Joker, Robbie is in talks to play Harley Quinn and Hardy as Rick Flag, a founding member of the Suicide Squad. As for Smith, it's uncertain which character he will play, but sources say it's likely the Flash nemesis Digger Harkness (aka Captain Boomerang). "Suicide Squad" focuses on a group of supervillains who are brought together to tackle high-risk black ops missions for the government. It will be directed by David Ayer and is »
Terminator: Genisys star Jai Courtney is in talks to join director David Ayer’s DC Entertainment film Suicide Squad. According to Variety, he’s up for the role of the Batman villain known as Deadshot.
The site also confirms that Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are in various stages of discussions to join the film. It was recently rumored that Leto is up for the role of The Joker, and Robbie could be cast as Harley Quinn. As for Hardy, he is looking to play founding team member Rick Flagg, and Smith might be up for the role of Digger Harkness, aka Captain Boomerang, who is a villain of The Flash. Jesse Eisenberg, who co-stars in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Lex Luthor, may also be joining the project.
These are some pretty spectacular casting choices, and I hope all of the above plays out. »
- Joey Paur
Australian actor Jai Courtney ("A Good Day To Die Hard," "Divergent") is said to be in talks for a major role, possibly that of Deadshot, in David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" movie at Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics.
The comic title deals with incarcerated villains from the DC universe being recruited as deniable assets by the Government to go on high-risk black ops missions in exchange for more lenient or even commuted sentences.
Courtney is tipped to play Floyd Lawton, aka. the assassin Deadshot. Leto is being courted for Batman villain The Joker, Robbie for The Joker's insane sidekick Harley Quinn, Hardy for team leader Rick Flag, and Smith as Digger Harkness a.k.a. Captain Boomerang. »
- Garth Franklin
It seemed as though the packed nature of the cast for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a one-time thing, an easy way of introducing a large ensemble of DC Comics characters before focusing on smaller casts in subsequent films. But that may not be the case exactly. Over the past few months, the studio has been putting together the ensemble for Suicide Squad, the supervillain-filled DC Comics adaptation that will arrive in August 2016 after BvS opens the previous March, and it’s looking pretty stacked with talent already. Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Margot Robbie are all in various stages of negotiations, with Robbie poised to play Harley Quinn and Jesse Eisenberg potentially set to appear as Lex Luthor, and we recently learned that Jared Leto is also in talks to play The Joker. Now we know who Warner Bros. is looking at to play the Batman villain Deadshot, »
- Adam Chitwood
Warner Bros. had no comment on this story.
Based on the DC comic book, the story centers on the team of super villains who are given a chance at redemption by the government. The catch: their mission will probably kill them all.
- Justin Kroll
Variety have revealed that Jai Courtney (Divergent) is in talks for a leading role in 2016's Suicide Squad. The Task Force X team member he's being eyed for is apparently Deadshot, the Batman villain who recently made his presence felt in Arrow. They add that Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are all still in various stages of discussions and have details on which characters each of these actors are being lined up for. We know that Leto is being considered for The Joker of course, but the site confirms that Robbie is in the running for Harley Quinn and reveal that Hardy is being looked at for Rick Flagg. They're not quite so sure about Smith, but sources tell them that he's likely it’s likely Digger Harkness a.k.a. Captain Boomerang. Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor is also still expected to appear after debuting »
The Joker is not some sacred, impossible-to-touch character simply because Heath Ledger did a great job playing him in "The Dark Knight." Far from it, actually. The Joker remains one of the most potent, richly-imagined villains in all of pop culture, and the notion of DC movies being made moving forward without any version of The Joker popping up at any point is, frankly, ludicrous. As long as you are telling Batman stories, you will also at some point be telling Joker stories, and that's fine. However, there's no denying that Ledger's version of The Joker is an impressive one. The mere fact that it was so well-liked after Jack Nicholson's version had been anointed by pop culture back in 1989 was impressive. After all, you could argue that without Nicholson, that first film doesn't become the phenomenon it eventually became. I think 25 years is long enough for me to »
- Drew McWeeny
Ever since Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment finally announced their upcoming slate of superhero films for the next few years, quite a large amount of attention has been given to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The comic adaptation will introduce audiences to a group of imprisoned supervillains, brought together to earn their redemption by working for the government on impossible suicide missions.
It is believed that Suicide Squad will showcase some of DC Comics’ lesser known characters such as Deadshot, Black Spider, King Shark and Amanda Waller. However, recent reports have indicated that David Ayer (Fury) has re-written the existing screenplay from Justin Marks to include the likes of Lex Luthor and The Joker. It has long been rumoured that Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Tom Hardy are in negotiations to join Ayer’s team of imprisoned antagonists, with Jesse Eisenberg also expected to reprise his role as Lex Luthor »
- Ben Read
Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) has been on the rumored list of actors for David Ayer's Suicide Squad since the movie was officially announced. Collider is now reporting that the beautiful actress has been cast in the role of Harley Quinn in the film, which is freakin' awesome! I can totally see her in the role, and rocking that iconic Harley Quinn voice. There's no official confirmation, but the site who broke the news is a trusted source on this kind of info, so it has that going for it. I hope it's true, because I would absolutely love to see Robbie in the role.
Just a few days ago it was reported that Jared Leto might be cast as The Joker in the movie, which a lot of fans seemed happy about. Seeing Leto and Robbie working alongside each other as Joker and Harley could be insanely cool. »
- Joey Paur
After news broke that Jared Leto is being eyed for the high-profile part of Batman's main antagonist, Collider claims that Robbie will play the Joker's henchwoman. The actress, who's biggest role to date was in "The Wolf of Wall Street," is set to launch a bigger profile in the coming months with a full slate of new films (including "Tarzan" and "Focus"), and "Suicide Squad" could potentially launch her into superstardom.
A breakdown of the Harley Quinn character, per Collider:
[S]he was a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum (her real name is "Harleen Quinzel") who tried analyzing the Joker, and he psychologically manipulated her into being infatuated with him. The best Harley Quinn stories have managed to balance both the tragedy of her »
- Katie Roberts
Collider reports that the Wolf of Wall Street actress has agreed to take on the role of Harley Quinn, who is a henchman of the Joker.
The character was introduced in Batman: The Animated Series and has a disturbing history with the Joker. Originally named Harleen Quinzel, she was a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum who attempted to analyse the Joker. However, he soon manipulated her into becoming infatuated with him and she became his sidekick.
Although Quinn is a popular character among comic fans, she has never been portrayed in film.
Cara Delevingne has also been rumoured for the part of Quinn. »
Described as "The Dirty Dozen with super villains", David Ayer's DC Comics adaption Suicide Squad has made a lot of waves lately with numerous casting rumours surrounding it. Not long after it's official announcement, we got word that Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, and Ryan Gosling were all being sought to fill the ranks of the movies villainous cast, and most recently, a rumour surfaced that Jared Leto was being courted to play The Joker. Now another interesting rumour has surfaced, with Collider reporting that Robbie has indeed signed on the dotted line to star as The Joker's psychotic henchwoman/girlfriend Harley Quinn, real name Harleen Quinzel. Once a psychiatrist psychologically manipulated by the villain to ultimately became infatuated with him, she was first introduced in Batman: The Animated Series, she proved so popular that she soon made the leap to the comics, becoming an important part of »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
We're already got one big piece of casting speculation today with regards David Ayer's upcoming movie for DC, Suicide Squad. Now, Collider is reporting that Margot Robbie - rumoured to be on the casting shortlist these past few weeks - has signed up to play Harley Quinn.
Robbie, last seen in The Wolf Of Wall Street, had been linked alongside Will Smith and Tom Hardy for a role in the film. But apparently she's now on board: she'll be bringing Harley Quinn to the screen, casting that in turn increases the likelihood of a return for The Joker. Harley Quinn, after all, was The Joker's other half at one stage, going on to become a hugely popular character independent of Batman's most notorious nemesis.
Furthermore, Harley Quinn is rare, »
Shortly after David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie was officially announced, reports began to emerge that Warner Brothers had already approached a handful of actors for roles in the supervillain team-up. More specifically, we heard that Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie were in negotiations. Now, it appears that those pieces are beginning to fall into place, as Collider reported late Sunday night that Robbie has joined the film as Harley Quinn.
The loud noise you just heard was the collective sound of cheers from comic book fans across the globe, who’ve been hoping begging to see Quinn, the Joker’s right-hand lady and girlfriend, show up on the big screen. She made her debut on Batman: The Animated Series in the early 1990s, became an instant fan-favorite and was quickly taken from the small screen to the pages of DC Comics.
Dr. Harleen Quinzel was »
- James Garcia
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