Well would you look at that. In the midst of all the holiday bonanza, the official casting for the Batman V. Superman-follow-up movie, Suicide Squad, is announced, and the geek in me can’t seem to stop giggling.
The casting was reported by The Hollywood Reporter earlier today, and the ensemble is looking pretty damn good, I have to say. Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie has all been signed on the helm the ominously awkward team of (evil?) do-gooders and apart from Jai Courtney, I am a fan of them all. “But who will play who?” you ask… well, let me tell you.
Rick Flagg, the group leader, will be portrayed by none other than Bane himself, Tom Hardy. Some might say that it’ll be a bit confusing, seeing as he already did another DC-character (iconically, one might add), but for an actor to helm two different comic book characters is nothing new. My thoughts on the cast; Awesome!
Captain Boomerang will be portrayed by the (in my opinion) awkard Jai Courtney. Not my first choice, but seeing as Captain Boomerang is far from a favorite character, I don’t really care, it could go either way.
Enchantress will be portrayed by the mysterious but oh so talented Cara Delevingne, which I see as one of the best casting choices of the decade. Nothing at all can go wrong with that one!
Deadshot will be played by, and this was a Big surprise to me, Will Smith. Wow! How did that happen? But who cares, it’ll be sinceriously badass!
And finally, the couple to end all couples, the Insanity-embodied duo of pure and utter chaos, Joker and Harley Quinn will be portrayed by Jared Leto and Margot Robbie respectively. How hot is that? Harley has yet to be immortalized on the big screen so I’m really excited to see how Robbie will handle it, but the Joker…. well, that’s a different scenario all together. Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger have all brought us spectacular Jokers all in their own rights, but I am more than certain that Leto has the versatility needed to do them all justice.
As I mentioned earlier, I am not a fan of Jai Courtney, but apart from that, I am excited about this ensemble and I can’t wait for Batman V. Superman to be over so I can start getting really excited for the Suicide Squad.
What do you think about these choices? Let me know. And tune in tomorrow for another installment of my 2014 Holiday-a-Thon, keeping the merriment going all through Christmas!
Take care now, bye bye then….