Back to IndieWire

Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie in Talks for ‘Suicide Squad’ (But Who Will They Play?)

Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie in Talks for 'Suicide Squad' (But Who Will They Play?)

Will Smith is reportedly in talks to star alongside Tom Hardy in one of Warner Bros’ recently announced planned comic book adaptations – the DC comic “Suicide Squad,” which will be directed by David Ayers.

The series follows a group of super-villains who are forced to go on covert missions for a shadowy government agency, in exchange for commuted sentences.

Margot Robbie (who co-stars with Will Smith in the upcoming con-man/con-woman romantic-dramedy is also reportedly eyed for a role.

No word on what roles exactly each actor is in talks for in a movie that the WB plans to release in 2016 – which isn’t very far away. But, according to the DC Comics wiki, there has been more than one variation of the Suicide Squad, so it’s anyone’s guess which squad WB and Ayers are considering for this particular movie. 

The squad that we have written about on S&A, and that apparently has been (or will be) featured in the CW TV series “Arrow,” which is based on the chronicles of the DC Comics superhero Green Arrow, is led by Amanda Waller, who you might remember as the character Angela Bassett played in the “Green Lantern” movie. On the “Arrow” TV series, Waller is being played by the younger Cynthia Addai-Robinson. She’s joined by Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger as played by Michael Jai White.

Also part of the Suicide Squad, according to the DC Comics wiki, are current and previous members: Bane (the character Tom Hardy played in “The Dark Knight Rises,” Black Orchid, Cluemaster, Doctor Light, Duchess, Enchantress, Javelin, Karin Grace, Killer Frost II, Major Victory, Nemesis, Nightshade, Oracle, Poison Ivy, Punch, Jewelee, Ravan, Shade, Slipknot, Vixen, Atom, Thinker, General Wade Eiling, Marauder, Blackguard, White Dragon, Windfall, Doc Magnus, Captain Boomerang, Count Vertigo, Deadshot, Rick Flag, Multiplex, Plastique, and Twister.

So take your pick!

I’ll defer to those of you who are DC Comics pros to ruminate on this news and share your thoughts.

This “Suicide Squad” feature film is just one on a slate of at least 10 comic book movie adaptations Warner Bros announced earlier this week, which the studio will release from 2016 through 2020, that expands the DC comics universe of characters.

So take that Disney/Marvel?!

This Article is related to: News and tagged