We’d heard DC and Warner Bros. wanted to lock in some A-list talent to kick off that Suicide Squad film, and it sounds like they’ve might’ve found ‘em.
Deadline is reporting the studio has offers out to Will Smith (I Am Legend), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) to headline the 2016 film — which will be among the first phase of DC’s massive release schedule anchored by two Justice League films. According to the report, the actors are “circling” the project, meaning there’s seemingly interest on both sides to make it happen.
No word on exactly which characters they could be playing, or who’ll make up the roster for the big-screen Suicide Squad, but this trio would definitely bring some clout to what will easily be one of the least recognizable properties on DC’s release slate. You’d also think these three would have the charisma to pull off playing a team of villains brought together to take on high-rise black op missions for the government.
We already know Hardy can play one heck of a cool villain from his tenure as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, while Smith is still awesome — despite some recent high-profile flops (see: After Earth) to the contrary. Oh, and Robbie? She was great in The Wolf of Wall Street, and is also co-starring in the upcoming drama Focus with Smith, so there’s chemistry already there.
The small-screen version of the Suicide Squad on The CW’s Arrow has become a highlight of an already great show, so it’s easy to see that if it’s done right, this could be one heck of a fun movie. If they’re actually able to lock in this cast list, this could be a great way to kick off the next decade of DC movies.
What do you think? Would this trio make a good anchor for the big-screen Suicide Squad?