SUICIDE SQUAD Cast Announced
Jared Leto is the New Cinematic Joker

Author: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
December 2, 2014

Warner Bros. announced today the cast for their upcoming SUICIDE SQUAD movie; which is...

Jared Leto – The Joker

Will Smith – Deadshot

Tom Hardy – Rick Flag

Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn

Jai Courtney – Boomerang

Cara Delevingne – Enchantress

The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one,” Warner Bros. president Greg Silverman said. “We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under David Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”

The film will shoot in Toronto in 2015.

The character of Amanda Waller has yet to be cast, but rumor has it Warner Bros. is eying Oprah Winfrey - yes, OPRAH WINFREY - for the part. And quite frankly, I think she would fit it like a glove. Here's my thing when it comes to The Joker...

Jared Leto will follow Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, and Heath Ledger
(who won an Oscar for the role in THE DARK KNIGHT) as the next "Joker on Film"

I can not imagine that part of Leto's contract doesn't call for an appearance in a solo Batman film with Ben Affleck as The Dark Knight. I'm of the belief that The Joker will not actually be part of the team - he never has been before in the comics. So one can assume that The Clown Prince of Crime's inclusion in SUICIDE SQUAD is give the film a boost, as well as set up a showdown with Batman in a Batman movie later down the DC on film road.

Question: Is Tom Hardy the only actor to portray two different DC Comics villains? ALSO...

Here’s the NUMBER ONE question regarding the Leto-Joker: Is his Joker PERMAWHITE?! (I hope not and all of you all know why!)

What do you all think about Jared Leto as The Joker, SUICIDE SQUAD, and this film's cast? Sound off in the comments section below!

David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD hits theaters on August 5, 2016. (The full press release is below.)

An all-star roster of actors has joined Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action adventure “Suicide Squad,” bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”). The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” upcoming “Focus”) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises,” upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” upcoming “Focus,” the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as The Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” upcoming “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote ‘Training Day’ and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”

Ayer is also writing the script for “Suicide Squad,” which is being produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.

The film is slated for release on August 5, 2016.

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