David Ayer is such a little tease, and his latest tease included a mostly full cast photo of the Suicide Squad. And although we knew about most of these guys, there were some new faces as well. So let’s talk Suicide Squad cast!
So from everyone in this picture, the question is who will survive??? With such a big cast, I’m expecting a bit of a death toll. But let’s quickly rundown everyone in the photo and the character they are playing (or who we think they are playing):
Jim Parrack: Parrack will apparently be playing Deathstroke, which is surprising. The name that we all heard before was Joe Manganiello, but that didn’t work out. I’ve only really seen this guy in True Blood, so the whimpy small town guy he played in that show doesn’t really give me any idea about how he will play Deathstroke. It’s not surprising that they have gone for a younger Deathstroke as the New 52 rebooted Deathstroke as a younger character. Either way Parrack is a good actor, and was solid in David Ayer’s other film ‘Fury’, so I’m sure they saw something in him to cast him in the role. Deathstroke is a pretty intimidating character, so I want to at least see some sick action with that character along with the strategic nature of the character.
Joel Kinnaman: Kinnaman was of course Tom Hardy’s replacement as Rick Flagg. At first I was pretty bummed about this replacement, Hardy is one of the best right now, so Kinnaman’s casting seemed a little anti-climatic. However Australia recently got Netflix (yes we’re that behind) and I had the chance to binge The Killing for the first time, and I’ve completely changed my mind about Kinnaman. I think he will nail it, and although he doesn’t have the big and menacing look Hardy has, Kinnaman’s charisma and ability to develop strong chemistry with his fellow actors will go a long way.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: Completely unfamiliar with this guy, except for his appearances in Thor and a couple of other things. But he is presumably our Killer Croc, he’s got it! And the question is, will Killer Croc be full CGI, or will they be using his already huge build for the character? Killer Croc is a pretty weird character to be using in this grounded Man of Steel world, but I’m glad they are really embracing the comic book roots in this film.
Will Smith: Smith is our Deadshot, and although I can’t say I’m the biggest Will Smith fan, I’m sure his charismatic nature will work really well with Floyd Lawton. With so many other characters like Deathstroke and Rick Flagg, I’m wondering if Deadshot will take up the leadership role he had in the New 52 Suicide Squad. But with Will Smith the one playing the character, I’m guessing he will be going head to head with Flagg for role of leader (if Flagg still has a big presence in this movie as we first thought).
Jay Hernandez: Hernandez will be playing El Diablo, who typically has pyro powers, and in the New 52 it hinted that his tattoos played some kind of role for his powers. I can’t say I’m too familiar with Hernandez but looks wise I can definitely see him rocking those tattoos.
Karen Fukuhara: Another relatively unknown, she will be playing Plastique. Plastique of course is the one with the fire power, and has been known to switch from bad to good. With Fukhara being a lesser known actress, it makes me think she might be one of the members that doesn’t make it to the end of the film.
Jai Courtney: Courtney is our Boomerang, and hopefully he won’t be as wooden as he is in some of his other films. Captain Boomerang is the butt of everyone’s jokes, but he thinks he’s top boss, so Courtney needs to bring that arrogance but with a sense of humour as well to work.
Margot Robbie: Robbie (who I have a massive girl crush on), is our Harley Quinn, which I talked about at length a few months ago. Overall I think she’s perfect.
Adam Beach: Who again I’m unfamiliar with, is playing Ravan, who is a pro at martial arts. Can’t say I know too much about the character. At first when I read the reports, I read it as ‘Raven’, which made me very confused as to why Raven was now not a young girl anymore.
Ike Barinholtz: And apparently this is our Hugo Strange. The rumour is Hugo Strange and the Joker will share quite a bit of screen time together, which will be interesting. Haven’t really seen Barinholtz in much except comedic roles, so I’m guessing we’re probably going to get a whacky Hugo Strange, which will be fun.
Missing from this cast picture is of course Mistah J himself. I’m guessing Leto might be quite far into his Joker transformation, that they can’t reveal his look just yet. Also missing are other rumoured cast members Ed Harris, Scott Eastwood and Jessie Eisenberg. It is believed Harris may play Rick Flagg Sr and Eastwood would play Wonder Woman’s love interest Steve Trevor. Perhaps these names were just rumours or they just weren’t present today. As for Eisenberg, I’m thinking he will probably appear in Suicide Squad, but they don’t want to reveal that quite just yet, as it may spoil the events of Batman v Superman.
Shooting for Suicide Squad begins in about a week, so expect some sneaky set pics to come out. I just hope we get an official reveal of Leto’s Joker and Robbie’s Harley Quinn before we see blurry pictures of them in costume on set.
Anyways this may have just been a cast picture, but it’s pretty exciting seeing the gang all together! You can read about my discussion about the initial Suicide Squad casting announcement here as well.
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