JARED LETO AS THE JOKER IN ‘SUICIDE SQUAD’

So, what do we know about this new film ‘Suicide Squad’ that will be released in 2016?

Well, we know that it is a superhero film based on the DC Comics, and the ‘Suicide Squad’ are a group of anti-superhero villains who are a secret government agency, comprised of: Harley Quinn, The Joker, Captain Boomerang, Enchantress, Deadshot, Lex Luthor, Rick Flagg, Amanda Waller, Killer Croc, Jonny Frost, El Diablo, and Grace.

So, who are the people playing these roles?

Most recently released was the image of Jared Leto as The Joker (which looks absolutely terrifying):

And today, jokers (see what I did there *wink wink*) have created a reaction video of Jack Nicholson discovering Jared Leto as the new Joker. See what you think in the video below:

Who else?

Will Smith will play Deadshot, Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (also known as the mean guy in Dauntless from the Divergent film) will play Captain Boomera and Cara Delevinge will play Enchantress. However, these posters haven’t been released yet, so we’ll just have to be patient.

Jesse Eisenberg will reprise his role as Lex Luthor from ‘Batman V Superman’:

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Personally, for me, Heath Ledger will always be the best, most disturbed, twisted Joker – so in my opinon, Jared Leto has a lot to live up to.

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I also have an issue with Cara Delevinge in this film. For me a film like this requires experienced and talented actors, so for a model to enter this role, it puts me off. Don’t get me wrong, she might be an AMAZING actress, but I don’t think she will compare to the other actors/actresses. I personally don’t understand this whole trend of models becoming actors, but I’m not in charge of casting, so c’est la vie.

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I’m also hesitant of watching Will Smith become a baddie. How can one of the nicest guys in Hollywood become a super villain?! It just doesn’t seem right! However, I can honestly say that I have loved all of his films and I’m sure his talent will translate to his role; even if he is a meanie.

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Let us know what you think of the film, the casting and anything else!

Natasha Lane

@tash_lane

Header image: http://comicbook.com/2015/04/27/arrow-releases-new-black-canary-poster/

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