David Ayer's Suicide Squad is going into production shortly, and a big part of the final stretch will involve rounding out the cast. The 2016 blockbuster already has a stacked lineup, but now news has come down from two separate sources announcing that the comic book movie has just added both Scott Eastwood and Raymond Olubowale to its ensemble.
Let's cover these new castings one at a time, shall we? First up, there's Clint Eastwood's son, who actually just had the chance to work with David Ayer on the director's World War II tank movie Fury, which just came out last year. The Canadian entertainment show eTalk apparently got the chance to catch up with the young actor, and posted on their Twitter account that he is currently in Toronto in preparation for production on Suicide Squad. There currently aren't any details available about the role he will be playing, though the source does tease that more information will be coming tomorrow.
The second casting update comes from the Toronto Sun, which is reporting that heavyweight boxer-turned-actor Raymond Olubowale has also signed on for DC Comics' second 2016 film. Weirdly, the newspaper calls the project by its working title - Bravo 14 - but confirms that it's Suicide Squad by listing Jared Leto and Will Smith as co-stars (it also lists Tom Hardy, though he actually left the production a few months back). Discussing his burgeoning big screen career, Olubowale said in an interview,
It’s fantastic, genuinely fantastic. It’s an opportunity to never grow up. You’re just one big kid playing make-believe and you’re compensated well.
This won't be Raymond Olubowale's first big franchise appearance. In both 2010's Resident Evil: Afterlife and 2012's Resident Evil: Retribution as the terrifying Axe Man.
Scott Eastwood started his career acting in a number of his father's movies - including Flags of Our Fathers, Gran Torino, and Invictus - but has since been going off and working on other new projects. In just a few weeks he will be seen headlining The Longest Ride, the newest big screen Nicholas Sparks adaptation, and he is currently working with Oliver Stone on the upcoming biopic Snowden.
In addition to Scott Eastwood and Raymond Olubowale, as well as the aforementioned Jared Leto and Will Smith, Suicide Squad will also star Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jay Hernandez and possibly Jesse Eisenberg (reprising his role as Lex Luthor from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Production on the blockbuster will be starting up in the next few weeks, and Warner Bros. and DC Comics currently have the movie on track to be released August 5, 2016. In the meantime, hit the comments to guess what role Eastwood and Olubowale may be playing!