We just went over the roster of likely characters who’ll be featured in the Suicide Squad movie coming in 2016 from director David Ayer (Training Day, Fury). Not surprisingly, news has emerged about some of the actors Warner has approached about playing these supervillains who do dangerous missions to get out of jailtime.
The Hollywood Reporter says Ryan Gosling has met with Marvel Studios to talk about Doctor Strange and is being courted by Warner for a role in Suicide Squad, although getting him to sign for any superhero role, especially one with sequels in the contract, is going to be difficult. He backed out of Green Lantern when the contract required sequel commitments; the role went to Ryan Reynolds instead. We’re guessing Warner isn’t going to try to convince him to sign up for their 2020 reboot of Green Lantern.
So which character in Suicide Squad would Gosling play? THR doesn’t know, as the script is still being worked on. If I had to guess, I’d say he’d be great for the backstabbing Captain Boomerang, if for no other reason than most of the other A-list male Suicide Squad members wear masks. Don’t you dare put Baby Goose in a mask, Warner.
But this isn’t all. THR says Warner is “making overtures for what is to be an A-list ensemble piece filled with colorful anti-heroes”.
Which other actors are fielding offers, then?
Tom Hardy is reportedly being sought. He already played Bane, although it seems unlikely that they’d cast him as Bane again, directly reminding us of the Nolanverse when there’s a different Batman in this continuity. My guess is Hardy would be offered the role of the marksman Deadshot or the supersoldier-cum-assassin Deathstroke. I could see Hardy being badass as either.
Sidenote: “supersoldier-cum-assassin” is what Steve Rogers would put on his Tinder profile if he could get drunk.
Will Smith. I guess Warner might have approached him to play martial arts master Bronze Tiger, but I’m siding with Doctor Light. Smith would normally be out of their price range for an ensemble with several actors needing to get paid, but he could use a hit.
Finally, THR says Australian breakout star Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) is also fielding an offer. I could certainly see her in the role of Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, or Harley Quinn. Dan will probably disagree, but I’m still hoping for Harley, just for the hilarious insanity of it all. On the other hand, certain GIFs suggest she could make a very convincing Poison Ivy…
So those are all the Suicide Squad rumors we have. Nobody’s cast and the script isn’t done, but they really want Ryan Gosling. YAY, SPECULATION. I haven’t been this psyched since the time I lost my cool at a taping of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien…