'The Suicide Squad' is a DC comic book series where many highly-skilled villains and anti-heroes work for the government to achieve impossible missions. It's a very popular series with a brilliant concept.
When I first heard that DC is releasing their 'The Suicide Squad' in 2016, I was a little bit skeptical. I think this movie has the potential to be the next 'Avengers' but, introducing it this soon felt like a catch-up move to be like Marvel. I would have preferred to be introduced to these villains as secondary characters in other movies first. However, after learning the direction that they are taking and the casting choices, I am completely on board.
Jared Leto is our new Joker
This may be the best casting choice ever. His physique and looks are perfect for this role. And, he has proven his acting ability in 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'Requiem for a Dream'. He has a tough job to do. After, Heath Ledger's Oscar winning performance, the expectations have certainly increased. He needs to add his version of the Joker to the screen, whilst staying true to the die-hard fans out there. I believe in Jared Leto.
Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn
"Daddy shouldn't waste his time." Remember that scene from 'Wolf of Wall Street'? It's like a line written for Harley Quinn. Margot Robbie's tone and looks work very well for Harley Quinn. From what we have seen of her acting so far, I think she will do a great job and this may be her breakout role.
Will Smith as Deadshot
Deadshot is a very charismatic sniper who never misses. Will Smith can definitely nail this role. I think Will Smith's mood as this character will be very similar to 'I am Legend'. What's interesting about Deadshot is that he has been adapted and changed so many times in the comic books. He is usually sarcastic and charismatic in most of them but there are ones where he is ruthless and grave. I am looking forward to Will Smith's take on this.
Other castings and final thoughts
Some other casting choices include Tom Hardy (Dark Knight Rises) as Rick Flagg, the leader of the suicide squad, Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Captain Boomerang and Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) as Enchantress, a magician. These characters aren't as popular as the ones mentioned above and I am excited for them to be brought to the big screen. We do not know a lot about the movie but since they have Enchantress as a character, we know that it will be a fantastical take on 'The Suicide Squad'. Overall, I am looking forward to the gritty, dark and fantastical universe that DC is creating.
So tell us in the comments, what DC movie are you looking forward to the most? Who is your favorite Suicide Squad character?