After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. will launch into an extremely ambitious slate of superhero films that's set to deliver (so far) two Justice League films and solo adventures for Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman and more, but in between Dawn of Justice and all of those films is Suicide Squad. When it was first officially announced, David Ayer's film about the titular team of supervillains forced to take on missions for the U.S. government seemed like it might just be a small offshoot of the rest of Warners' plans for DC Comics on the big screen, but the more we learn about it, the more it seems like a linchpin of the studio's plans for these properties.
The film will feature Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, a key DC character who could very well pop up in other Justice League-related films. It'll feature Jared Leto as the Joker, a key DC villain that we can't expect Warner Bros. to just feature in one film and then leave alone. It'll feature the first big-screen appearance of Harley Quinn, a fan-favorite character who, like her pal Mr. J, likely won't be limited to a single appearance. And now a new report claims the film will feature another key DC Comics character who's vital to the comic-book histories of Wonder Woman and the Justice League as a whole.
Latino Review reports that Scott Eastwood has been cast as DC Comics character Steve Trevor for a cameo appearance in Suicide Squad, which would presumably lead to more substantial appearances in films like Wonder Woman. The son of legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood, Scott Eastwood's career has been steadily gaining steam for the last few years. He appeared in Ayer's World War II drama Fury last year, and he's set to appear as one of the leads in the Nicholas Sparks-based romance The Longest Ride next month. The report is unconfirmed, but if it's true, it could offer Eastwood a chance to play action, romance and drama all in one character, and for a long time at that.
First introduced in 1941, Trevor's gone through various incarnations since. He's been a love interest for Wonder Woman, an ally of the Justice League, a member of the CIA, a general and much more. In DC's New 52 universe, he's an associate of Amanda Waller's and an advocate for Wonder Woman and her fellow Amazons. He's also the head of A.R.G.U.S. (Advanced Research Group for Uniting Super-Humans), and while we don't yet know how much of his comic-book self will transfter to the big screen, it's not hard to see him doing some superhero uniting.
So, if this report proves true, Suicide Squad is the starting line for yet another key DC Comics character, making it an even more vital part of Warner Bros.' plan going forward.
Suicide Squad opens Aug. 5, 2016.
(Via Latino Review)