David Ayer ([Fury](movie:866294), Sabotage, Training Day):
Fury whetted my appetite for a bigger canvas and this idea of world creation. You can do amazing things as a filmmaker if you have the proper tools, and those are time and money. I can say that it’s a The Dirty Dozen with supervillains. Then I can ask the question, ‘Does a movie really need good guys?‘”
For the moment it is believed that the main characters of Suicide Squad will be Captain Boomerang, Vixen and Deadshot, followed of course by some others. When asked about who could possibly play an Australian racist (Captain Boomerang), David Ayer said: ”Like one would cast any other role. I don't know what I’m going to do. I’m going to do what I do in my typical fever dream of directing.”
Of course, among the actors rumored to have a role is Tom Hardy who is, as a matter of fact, Australian.
David Ayer also said this:
I love the passion [comic-book fans] have for these characters and these worlds. I think there’s something incredible about the comic genre and technology has finally caught up with pen and ink to render these fantastic worlds in a way that feels believable and visceral to audiences. It’s a secular religion in that regards. The mythology that these characters represent – the idea of them as fallen gods on Earth – is intriguing to me. I can't wait to start exploring those corridors.”
For the moment, it isn't known when the shooting will start. However, [Suicide Squad](movie:2283363) is scheduled for release on the 5th of August 2016.