At long last the cast has been revealed for DC Comics' upcoming [Suicide Squad](movie:2283363) movie which hits theaters sometime in 2016. This is quite the ensemble cast if you ask me, and I am perfectly fine with each option shown above. To me it's damn near perfect. Though I know some people have some gripes with the casting choices, I personally do not. I'm willing to give them a shot.
What I'm going to do is start from the least known character and work my way up to the most known character, and we all know who that is.
JAI COURTNEY as CAPTAIN BOOMERANG
Captain Boomerang has to be one of the lesser known characters of the DC Universe and especially for this movie. Captain Boomerang is a enemy of the Flash and a recurring one at that. Now the question is: What is it that Captain Boomerang can do or contribute to the team? I think a lot of people are expecting him to be like the Hawkeye of the Squad, but we have no idea yet what plans David Ayer has in store for him. Captain Boomerang is basically a master of boomerang-ery. In a way, I guess he sort of is like Hawkeye with all the different types of boomerangs he possesses (Explosive, Collapsible, Lightning, Rocket, Razor). And while I'm not very familiar with Jai Courtney, since I've never seen any of his movies, I'm curious to see how good he is in this movie and if he could make this character stand out a little or maybe a lot.
CARA DELEVINGNE as ENCHANTRESS
Enchantress is another one of the lesser known characters of the DC Universe. I myself am not too familiar with this character. But from doing research and reading up on her, she seems pretty epic in her own way. Enchantress has the ability to teleport, use magic, fly, heal others, and she is intangible. I think Cara Delevingne is a great choice to play a role like this, she looks like someone who could play a role like this pretty darn well, or at least get the job done. I imagine her being a Slytherin if she attended Hogwarts and was sorted into a house. She looks like she could play the daughter of Draco Malfoy if he had a daughter, lol. (yes, Harry Potter reference because I wanted to)
WILL SMITH as DEADSHOT
DEADSHOT the deadliest marksman in the world. Deadshot is pretty decently known amongst comic book fans and he has grown in popularity since appearing on the CW's [Arrow](series:720988) TV series. What can or will Deadshot bring to the table? His expert marksmanship, since he pretty much never misses a target. And if he has no guns or weapons around him it's no big deal to him since he's pretty skilled when it comes to hand to hand combat. Deadshot will be played by none other than the man himself, Will Smith, which to me is an interesting and excellent choice. We all know Will Smith is a fantastic actor, whether you like him or not, and to have him be apart of such an ensemble cast is great. Since Will Smith is such a well known and well loved actor who usually has a huge role or lead role in his movies, it's interesting to see how he will sort of be put on the backburner in a more humbled position, since he isn't the leader of the Suicide Squad.
TOM HARDY as RICK FLAG
RICK FLAG is basically in a way the Captain America or Nick Fury of the Suicide Squad, as some would put it. Rick Flag is an elite soldier and a government agent who works for Task Force X. Now what can Mr. Flag bring to the table? Well, he has no super powers, but he was - as stated above - a soldier, so he has a good amount of skills that include: advanced hand-to-hand combat, skill with firearms, aviation skills, leadership, investigative skills, tracking abilities, and lastly, surveillance skills. Rick Flag will be played by Tom Hardy, which is another interesting casting choice to me. For one, Tom Hardy has history in the DC Cinematic Universe after portraying Bane in Christopher Nolan's [The Dark Knight Rises](movie:39011) . So I thought it was interesting that Tom was pulling a page out of Chis Evan's book and taking on another character in the same universe. Usually I'm not a fan of actors doing that, but hey, look what happened with Chris Evans: a damn good Human Torch and a even better Captain America. I might get some backlash here with this statement but oh well, free country. I don't think Tom Hardy is that GREAT of an actor or maybe I haven't seen many or enough of his movies. But he never really amazed or blew me away with his acting, he just seems like that guy to get the job done to me, and maybe I'm wrong, but that's just my opinion. Maybe his portrayal of Rick Flag will shock me.
MARGOT ROBBIE as HARLEY QUINN
"MISTAH J!" - HARLEY QUINN, the busty blonde with a genius level IQ and right hand to the notorious Joker. I won't get into too much detail about what Harley can do and I'm pretty much sure everyone, literally everyone, is very much familiar with Harley Quinn already. But just for the sake of continuity, Harley is an amazing gymnast, she has a genius level intellect, she's immune to toxins, and she was trained in the field of Psychoanalysis. Going back to what I said about her being the right hand to the Joker, there have been theories saying that perhaps that won't be the case in the Suicide Squad movie. The theories state that perhaps her and the Joker had a falling out and Harley went her own way, thus joining the Suicide Squad or something to that effect. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, though, suits pretty darn well to me, she has that sex appeal, especially if you seen [The Wolf of Wall Street](movie:16412) and that one scene with Leonardo Dicaprio and her when she teased him, MAN OH MAN. Anyway, she sort of has a perfect face for Harley too, especially the eyes and nose and lips. I'm ready to see some of that sexiness onscreen!.
AND NOW, FOR THE MOST INTERESTING NEWS OF ALL.......
JARED LETO as THE JOKER
HA HA HA! WHY SO SERIOUS? No, that won't be the catchphrase for this incarnation of Joker, I don't believe. But yes, Jared Leto has been cast as the Joker after denying the rumors for weeks. For the sake of my aching fingers, I won't go into detail about what the Joker can do and for the simple reason that we don't know if Joker will even be apart of the Suicide Squad in the movie, since he wasn't part of the Suicide Squad in the comics, to my knowledge. Maybe he'll be a plotpoint or a target of the Suicide Squad. Maybe it's him that they're assigned to try and take down or what have you, and this could possibly set up for the following movies to come after; like a solo Batman movie, or the next Justice League movie, who knows. From what I've been hearing, I don't think Joker will be the main focus or have a huge role in this movie; maybe he will have minuscule appearances here and there, but it's awesome he's even been cast in the first place. And for the first time ever we may or may not finally experience a Harley and Joker interaction on the big screen! Jared Leto is a fantastic actor and I know he'll do an outstanding job in this role. He has big shoes to fill after Heath Ledger's Joker in The Dark Knight . But I'm curious to see how Jared will present the Joker to us in his own way. While Jared Leto wasn't my first choice as the Joker, I also wouldn't have mind Jake Gyllenhaal being cast as the Joker after the movie [Nightcrawler](movie:938302) . But here's to Jared and the rest of the cast, bring us a excellent movie!
RUMOR HAS IT THE FOLLOWING ACTRESSES ARE IN THE RUNNING FOR THE ROLE OF AMANDA WALLER (The head of Task Force X and the one who assembled the team). : OPRAH WINFREY, VIOLA DAVIS, AND I BELIEVE KERRY WASHINGTON. (correct me below if I'm wrong.)
SUICIDE SQUAD HITS THEATERS ON AUGUST 5, 2016. (my birthday, lol what a birthday present.)
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