CONFIRMED: This is who will play Rick Flag in David Ayer's Suicide Squad

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Mar 9, 2015, 1:40 PM EDT

Finally! The rumors had been swirling around the Internet for a bit now, but RoboCop’s Joel Kinnaman has finally confirmed that he's going to play Rick Flag in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.

While Kinnaman was doing the rounds for his upcoming flick Run All Night starring Liam Neeson, the Swedish actor didn’t want to reveal too much, but he did say this to French site AlloCine: “All I can say is that I will be in the movie, and it's going to be amazing.”

Have a look for yourselves:

Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) had also been considered at one point for the role vacated by Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), before he ultimately passed on playing the comic book character.

Set to be released on Aug. 5, 2016, Suicide Squad also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne. 

Do you think Joel Kinnaman is the right choice to play Rick Flag (actually, it's believed he will be Rick Flag Jr.) in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ upcoming Suicide Squad movie?

(AlloCine via Comic Book Movie)