Warner Bros. Pictures Confirms Suicide Squad Lead Cast of Smith, Hardy and Leto

Warner Bros. Pictures Confirms Suicide Squad Lead Cast of Smith, Hardy and Leto

Warner Bros. Pictures has finally confirmed the lead cast for the upcoming DC Comic film, Suicide Squad, expected in theaters Summer of 2016. The super villain team of prisoners, who go on deadly missions for the government in exchange for a lesser sentence, is gaining quite a line up of stars.

The film, which will be directed by Fury’s David Ayer, will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” upcoming “Focus”) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises,” upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” upcoming “Focus,” the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” upcoming “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress – according to Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

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In making the announcement, Silverman said, “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote ‘Training Day’ and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”

Charles Roven, who produced both The Dark Night and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, will join Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”) on Suicide Squad.

The film is slated for release on August 5, 2016.

Photo: ©DC Comics

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