Actor Jai Courtney In Talks For SUICIDE SQUAD Role

November 13, 2014 7:29 AM

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Variety reports some major casting news for David Ayers (Fury, End of Watch) “Suicide Squad” as actor Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys, Jack Reacher) is in talks to portray Deadshot/Floyd Lawton in the DC comics adaptation. Deadshot is of course a mercenary for hire that plays a main role in the Suicide Squad comics. The site also reveals that Tom Hardy’s role in the film is founding Suicide Squad member Rick Flagg, while Will Smith’s rumored role is the Flash villain Captain Boomerang/Digger Harkness. They would join Margot Robbie (Focus), who has been cast as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) who is said to take on the role of the Joker. Actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) is also expected to reprise his role as Lex Luthor from “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” so to have connectivity between the DC movies.

“Suicide Squad”, also known as Task Force X, is based off a DC comics title of the same name which features super villains incarcerated by the U.S. government who are deployed on secret black-ops missions in exchange for reduced prison sentences. Latino Review revealed the seven members of the “Suic...

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