The upcoming DC Comics movie Suicide Squad is kind of a strange inclusion to the company's slate when you consider the other films that were announced around it. After all, it's the only one that puts the spotlight on villains instead of heroes, and is the only "group" movie outside of the twin Justice League projects. Just because it's different, however, doesn't mean that Warner Bros. is treating it with any less seriousness than the other films. It already has a top notch director involved in David Ayer, and, according to new reports, the studio is gunning for A-list talent to be in the film.
In an article profiling Ryan Gosling's potential entry into the world of Hollywood franchises, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that he is just one of the big names that Warner Bros. is targeting for their Suicide Squad film. Sources have told the trade that offers have been going out to the likes of Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie - though at this time there currently isn't any information regarding what characters they might play. Rumors have suggested that the team featured in the movie will include the likes of the expert assassin Deadshot, Vixen, Blockbuster, Multiplex, Jaculi, Mindboggler, and Harkness a.k.a. Captain Boomerang. Warners apparently had no comment on the matter
If this report can be believed, then it's interesting that Warner Bros. would be so interested in bringing back Tom Hardy to play another DC Comics character. Many of you will remember that just a couple years ago he was squaring off with Christian Bale's Batman while playing Bane in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Suicide Squad will certainly be part of a different continuity than the Dark Knight Trilogy, but I still have to wonder if it would be weird seeing Hardy play another another DC character so soon.
It's also interesting to see Will Smith and Margot Robbie's names paired up. The two actors just recently worked together starring in the upcoming con/romantic comedy Focus - and can you guess the production company behind that project? If you said "Warner Bros." then you are 100% correct. This could be a sign that the studio liked what they saw in the chemistry between Smith and Robbie and want to infuse it into one of their big upcoming comic book properties.
Whether or not any of these actors will end up actually starring in Suicide Squad is anyone's guess at this point, but one card they may have up their sleeve is writer/director David Ayer. Over the years he has been able to attract top-notch actors to join his projects, and in his career as a director he has teamed with the likes of Brad Pitt, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keanu Reeves and Christian Bale.
Who do you think should star in Suicide Squad, knowing the rumors about the characters involved? Tell us what you think in the comments below.