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So DC finally let out the cast for their upcoming Suicide Squad film. Which includes Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as [Captain] Boomerang, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

So now that we have our squad, do I like it? Well, it's a mixed bag for me. While there's nothing I absolutely detest, there are a few points about which I have concerns. And the great thing about the internet is that I get to voice those concerns. But let's start with the good...


because awesome
because awesome

Now, There's a lot to like about this news. The idea of Will Smith portraying Deadshot is fantastic. His signature charisma and charm implies that we'll be seeing more of a likeable jerk in the form of Floyd Lawton. There's been some concerns raised in terms of his color but I'm not bothered to be honest. I think that Will Smith has the ability to bring us something new and exciting that we've never seen from Deadshot, but that sticks true to the character's source material. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is one that I have mixed opinions on. But I'll give you the other side of my thoughts in the next section. What I like about this casting is that Margot Robbie easily has the chops to play a straight up looney with the charisma to carry a whole movie, let alone just one character in a squad. I also think that Cara Delevingne can bring something interesting to the Enchantress. She's a conflicted character (think Jean Grey style power struggle) and has a lot of potential to be quite engaging on screen. I don't know much about Cara Delevingne herself but I hear good things about her so I'll stay optimistic on that front.


As concerning as this situation? Maybe not
As concerning as this situation? Maybe not

Okay, first things first let's talk about Margot Robbie. I already said that part of me likes this call, but on the other hand... You're gonna need to bear with me for a second. She's known best for role in The Wolf of Wall Street, in which she plays what pretty much amounts to a sex symbol to our main character, and to her credit, she plays it well. But the problem I have is that Harley Quinn is a character who has suffered post New 52. Harley has been morphed into a sexy, seductive and confident supervillain. Which is contradictory to the very core of her character. She's head over heels in love with the Joker and yet he doesn't rate her at all. To him she's just spare meat and yet she can't pull herself away from him. She has no confidence and her whole world is dictated by the Joker's whims. That's the tragedy of the Mad Love story arc. So to have her sleeping with deadshot and being all super seductive, is completely contrary to what is pretty much the defining feature of her character: her obsession with Mr. J. So, with Margot Robbie playing her, I'm worried that the studio is trying to take the character down that road, and that annoys me. A lot. As you may have gathered from the 220 words I just spend complaining about something which might not actually end up happening in the film. But it could. In terms of other worries, I've only seen Jai Courtney in 'A Good Day to Die Hard' and I didn't really like him there, but one films is hardly enough to make a judgement call on an actor's ability. Tom Hardy playing Rick Flaggs is also something I'm unsure of. He's a military man through and through and while Tom Hardy is a fantastic actor and I'm completely open to him proving me wrong, I'm not sure if he's the kind of actor to play such a character. But again, he has such talent that this should hardly get to count as a concern. But I didn't know where else to put it.

Wrapping Up...

So those are my thoughts on the newly announced Suicide Squad casting, i hope you enjoyed reading. But what do you guys think? Are you down with the casting or are you vehemently against it? Either way, feel free to comment below and until next time guys, enjoy your lives.


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