Jai Courtney Eyed for Deadshot in SUICIDE SQUAD; Will Smith Rumored for Captain Boomerang, Tom Hardy for Rick Flag


DC superhero rumors have been swirling again and this time Terminator: Genisys star Jai Courtney is being courted to play Batman villain Deadshot in Suicide Squad.

The new Variety report suggests that Will Smith could be up for the role of Digger Harkness a.k.a. Captain Boomerang, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, a founding member of the Suicide Squad, with Margot Robbie poised to play Harley Quinn and Jesse Eisenberg will likely reprise his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice role as Lex Luthor.

We already learned that Jared Leto would portray the Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker, so the team may be Lex, Rick Flagg, Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot and Captain Boomerang….Interesting. But many fans are speculating that Smith should play Black Manta and Hardy should have been Deathstroke. And instead of Courtney, fans’ first choice for Deadshot role was Jon Bernthal, and the first thing they worry about is Warner Bros. is going to drop ‘Suicide Squad‘ from the title. Luckily for them, WB has yet to officially announce any of the casting.

One thing’s for sure though….Courtney is in everything lately, landing a supporting role in Divergent before being cast as Kyle Reese in the upcoming Terminator reboot. However, it may not be Suicide Squad that Aussie actor is up for:

“Courtney might instead be cast in another of the DC comic book properties that WB has slotted through 2020,”

due to Deadline report.

Whatever comes up, this guy must be seriously lucky…. Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters August 5, 2016.


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