Up until now, the cast list for David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad has been a bit of a patchwork. Actors like Tom Hardy have signed in and signed off with replacements like Joel Kinnaman filling the gaps, all the while Killer Crocs and Amanda Wallers are being slapped onto the edges. It sure would be nice to see an image of the actor’s officially rolling up their sleeves, and not just crude homemade Google images of Jared Leto with bleached skin and slightly green hair. Well fortunately Ayer has delivered the goods and offered up a family Christmas card of sorts.
Empire is reporting that read-throughs for the script that follows a cavalcade of Batman baddies taking on impossible missions for the government have already begun. Just to prove it, Ayer tweeted this photo of the whole Suicide Squad gang, excluding Jared Leto who was probably out on a burrito run. Here’s the shot, courtesy of Twitter:
So let’s do a quick run through of the names we know. There’s Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Will Smith (Deadshot), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jay Hernandez (unknown), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Karen Fukuhara (unknown) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), and let’s not forget Ayer himself.
You may have noticed that there are a couple of new faces in the mix that haven’t been mentioned before. Doubtless their characters have been left nameless to keep the rumour fires burning. In case you don’t recognise them, we have Ike Barinholtz, and Adam Beach. Barinholtz was last seen in Bad Neighbours, while Beach may be best known for Law & Order: SVU.
It’s certainly a treat to see the whole gang (most of the gang) together with scripts in hand. But they’ve got a lot of work ahead of them if they’re gonna hit that August 5th 2016 release date. Lets hope all goes smoothly.