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Suicide Squad cast announced!

It’s official : Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Cara Delevingne, and Jai Courtney will star in Warner Bros and director David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad”.

The film, about a group of villains forced to work for the government on risky but subsidized missions, is due August 5, 2016.

Heat Vision says Smith will play Deadshot, best known as one of Batman’s adversaries, while Hardy will play team leader Rick Flagg. Robbie (who co-stars with the aforementioned Smith in the upcoming “Focus”) plays The Joker’s sometime girlfriend Harley Quinn, while Leto will play the clown prince of crime himself. Courtney will play Boomerang, while Delevigne plays Enchantress, a sorceress.

Though he was rumoured to be a part of the film, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor (a part he plays in the upcoming “Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice”) hasn’t been announced as being part of the official cast. Not to say a cameo isn’t still in the cards.

“Fury” helmer David Ayer is writing and directing. “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice” duo Zack and Deborah Snyder are executive producing.

“The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one,” said Greg Silverman, president, creative development and worldwide production, in the announcement.

“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,” Silverman continued. “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.”


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