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‘Suicide Squad’ Cast Revealed: Jared Leto to Play the Joker, Will Smith is Deadshot

Variety: Jared Leto, Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne will make up the all-star cast of Warner Bros.’ super-villain tentpole “Suicide Squad,” it was announced on Tuesday.

Based on the DC comicbook, the story centers on the team of super villains who are given a chance at redemption by the government. The catch: Their mission will probably kill them all.

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RetrospectRealm2127d ago (Edited 2127d ago )

Not so sure about Will Smith or Jared Leto. Leto's got BIG shoes to fill... but the rest seem great!

PizzaSteve2127d ago

I don't know either. 1st Ben Affleck and now Will Smith. I rather someone different instead of the same big name actors that everyone know of. Like to how it turns out regardless.

-Foxtrot2127d ago (Edited 2127d ago )

Ben Affleck
Gal Gadot
Jessie Eisenberg
Ezra Miller
and now Will Smith

DC casting is terrible

It's either done to try and look like weird choices so they can try and mimic Heath Ledgers casting OR people who are only picked because they will draw in a certain audience. Least Marvel picks people based on their acting skill AND if they act/look like the role

RetrospectRealm2127d ago

Ben Affleck is an amazing actor and even looks like Bruce Wayne. So I have NO IDEA why he got/gets flack for being cast. Will Smith however screams Will Smith in anything he is in.

PizzaSteve2127d ago

I agree with the other names but Gal Gadot looks good for Wonder Woman. Long as the moves aren't cheesy like the Batman and Robin film with George Clooney.

Amuro2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Kinda funny how good Marvel are at choosing their cast compared to DC.

And -Foxtrot, don't forget about Henry Cavill, worst Superman ever. The only reason Man of Steel has a 7.3/10 on IMBd it's because of the fanboys.

And Gal Gadot looks like she suffers from anorexia and the fact that the costume has high heels, an amazonian warrior wearing high-heels to fight, doesn't help her case either.

But this Suicide Squad cast doesn't seem too bad, to me at least.

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Porcelain_Chicken2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Yeah Will is a bit of an odd choice for Deadshot but it ain't so bad, there's nothing tying him to a certain race like Johnny Storm. Plus i think he can pull it off. He can be good in the right role which he has been lacking lately.

And dude believe me LETO HAS GOT THIS! Check this out. Warning NSFW lol.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

The rest of the cast is friggin great! Plus Ayer's directing??? Omfg!!! :D

-Foxtrot2127d ago (Edited 2127d ago )

Leto is fine by me, he's one of them I don't mind after his performance in Dallas Byers Club. Great actor.

HOWEVER

Will Smith as Deadshot...no...just no. It's another Johnny Storm.

Floyd Lawtonis NOT black, why get Will Smith to play him, he's basically playing him because it's Will Smith.

This proves that DC is all about "who's going to draw in a crowd" not if they are actually right for the role.

RetrospectRealm2127d ago (Edited 2127d ago )

Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, and Will Smith aren't good actors?

And how do any of the actors cast necessarily bring in crowds? Sure some of them are super popular (Smith and Affleck are the only ones really), but I don't really see too many die-hard Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, or Ezra Miller fans. Lol

I feel like you just want unknowns to be cast in the roles.

Edit: I PMed you my response cause I ran out of bubbles.

-Foxtrot2127d ago

You are seeing things

Where have I said that all those people are NOT good actors? Seriously...where have I said that

Good actors can't just be fitted into any role

Point is there are a ton of better, well known actors better suited for the role.

This is where Marvel succeeds and DC fails.

Even if they were unknown as long as they are right for the role then it's fine by me.

Will Smith is black, Floyd Lawton is not. Why mess with the source material just to squeeze Will Smith in.

Vames2127d ago

Good actors can be fitted to any role because they are good actors. :/

I thought I told you to keep your weird reasoning skills on the N4G channel with all the other crazy people.

Porcelain_Chicken2126d ago

I've told him that a billion times! He swears Ben Affleck can't be Batman because George Clooney was in a terrible Batman movie. How that even begins to make sense i'll never know.

PizzaSteve2127d ago

Never heard of this Suicide Squad. Sounds interesting.

ironfist922126d ago

There was also a time when no one ever heard of Guardians of the Galaxy. Here's to hoping this finds similar success.

StarWarsFan2127d ago

Jared Leto is perfect for this. I can see him committing to the role entirely and providing a new standard yet again to the character. I'm not sure about Will Smith for this. I like him, but I don't know if he's right for this movie.

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