Suicide Squad Finally Finds A Frontrunner For Rick Flag

February 13, 2015 8:32 PM

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Warner Bros’ upcoming supervillain-led film Suicide Squad hit a speed bump last month when Tom Hardy was forced to drop out of playing Rick Flag Jr. due to scheduling issues. With shooting scheduled to begin in April, it was crucial that they found someone soon to fill his shoes. Other actors that were previously being considered to replace Hardy included Jake Gyllenhaal, Joel Egerton and Jon Bernthal, but those didn’t pan out. However, now they might have finally found the person to play the Squad’s no-nonsense leader.

According to Latino Review, Joel Kinnaman is currently the frontrunner to play Flag in the 2016 DC film. The article reports that this was the week that the casting decision would be made, and the studio was impressed by the actor’s audition, although he still has yet to sign on. Kinnaman is most we...

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