Monday, 11 May 2015

Alex Meraz set for Suicide Squad

David Ayer (Fury) may already be busy shooting Suicide Squad, but he clearly hasn't finished adding new cast members to his villains on a mission movie. News arrives via Variety that the latest recruit for an already busy film is Twilight saga veteran Alex Meraz.

What role he might be playing is being kept obscure for now, but he is joining a cast that already includes Will Smith (I Am Legend) as Deadshot, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyer Club) as The Joker, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher) as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) as Enchantress, Viola Davis (Prisoners) as Amanda Waller, Jay Hernandez (Hostel) as El Diablo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Scott Eastwood (Fury) as Steve Trevor and Jim Parrack (Fury) as Jonny Frost.

There has also been some speculative chatter regarding Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) reprising his Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice role as Lex Luthor, and even talk of a cameo from Ben Affleck's (Gone Girl) Batman, though all that remains firmly in the rumour mill for now.

Suicide Squad, as you may know by now, brings to life the comic book adventures of a group of DC Comics villains and anti-heroes coerced by shadowy government forces into completing hazardous missions with the lure of pardons or reduced punishments. Ayer is taking aim an 5 August 2016 release date and his film will be the first of the new DC Entertainment titles to follow Zack Synder's (Man Of Steel) Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Meraz, who was in the Twilight fold starting with The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), has worked on indie titles The Bronx Bull and Cry Now. He was also part of the cast for Channel 4's New Worlds, which featured Jamie Dornan (50 Shades Of Grey).

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