The cast for David Ayer's (End Of Watch) Suicide Squad film is quickly entering the seemingly endless stage of rumours, talks and deal making. The latest name linked to the villainous team-up movie is Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher).
According to Variety, the Divergent and Terminator: Genisys actor is targeting one of the major roles in the film, which could turn out to be Deadshot, one of the big villains from Batman's rogue's gallery. He might not be on the same level as, say, The Joker, but he's certainly got a large fan following. Also known as Floyd Lawton, he's a hired assassin who claims he never misses.
Courtney is reported as in talks for the film, putting him alongside the likes of Margot Robbie (The Wolf Od Wall Street) – who appears to be close to signing on as Harley Quinn – Tom Hardy (Inception), Will Smith (I Am Legend) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), who Warner Bros wants for their new take on The Joker. There has also been chatter about Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) bringing his Lex Luthor from Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
The Suicide Squad is formed from a group of the DC universe's villains, assigned to a tough job by the US government, with the promise of redemption if they succeed. The only problem is that the mission will probably kill them first. With Justin Marks on script duty, Ayer is looking to have this one on screens for 5 August 2016.