Another day, another comic book movie is being made, and this time, I took some notice, because of the fact that it is based off of one of my favorite comic book series of all time; [Suicide Squad](movie:2283363).
For the uninitiated, the Suicide Squad is a team of villains from the DC Universe that are taken out of prison and tasked with doing all those jobs that the government and people that are too high up to get their hands dirty, won't do. The original Squad was formed during [DC](channel:932255)'s silver age and was a very short run, but then in 1987 it received new life with a new set of villians and writers. The line-up was drastically different, with Amanda Waller, the head of the team of rag-tag anti-heroes, one of the only to return.
But, like all good things, finally there was another reboot in 2011, when the New 52 started, and that is the run that we will be mostly focusing on for the film. This time around it was more of a who's who of villains, present and past, and with a large scope across the entire DC Universe. The ongoing series is one of the more popular runs right now, thanks to the inclusion of Harley Quinn, one of the more iconic villains from the universe right now, and is allowing the comic to gain a lot of popularity, which has led to the inevitable, a movie. And I, for one, am very much welcoming that with open arms after seeing the cast and the director, and even though I may have a few things here and there that may bother me, I will definitely see it.
First of all, we have the director, David Ayer, of Fury and Training Day fame, which in my opinion is a very good choice for what can only be a very energetic action film, and I honestly believe that with his style of directing that he will be able to do the story justice. Then comes the cast; we have Jared Leto as Joker, which urks me a little bit because of the fact that I am always skeptical of a new person taking over the role of one of my favorite characters, and I just don't know if he can do it justice. But, then again, I thought the same with Heath Ledger. Then, you have Will Smith as Deadshot, which is a weird pick, but once again, we will see what happens.
The rest of the cast is very much an ensemble cast of fantastic actors and really makes me feel like I can have a lot of hope when it comes to the film. You have Joel Kinnaman from the recent Robocop reboot as Rick Flagg. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje from Lost and Thor as Killer Croc. Jay Hernandez of the Hostel films as El Diablo. Jai Courtney from Live Free or Die Hard as Captain Boomerang. Viola Davis from How to Get Away with Murder as Amanda Waller. Adam Beach from Flags of Our Fathers as Ravan. Jim Parrack from Fury as Deathstroke. Ike Barinholtz from The Mindy Project as Hugo Strange. Newbie Karen Fukuhara as the explosives-based villain Plastique. Margot Robbie from The Wolf of Wall Street as Harley Quinn. And last but not least, the supermodel Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.
As I have said, with a cast this good, it's going to be hard to screw this up, but only time will tell, and with the casting of Robbie as Harley Quinn, that time can and must come soon. It looks like a 2016 release for this as well, which means that '16 is going to be the year for comic book movies; with Deadpool and a large collection of other Marvel movies being released as well! There is much to look forward to.