Well you can’t do a news posting session for HCF without some superhero news, though I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record saying how tired I’m getting of all this superhero overkill. Of all the forthcoming DC Comics films Warner Bros. announced earlier a few weeks ago, Suicide Squad, about a group of incarcerated supervillains who perform special ops missions for the government in exchange for favorable prison terms, does interest me somewhat.
The latest news about this film is that Jared Leto has been asked to play the Joker after Ryan Gosling, not too keen on the idea of signing a multi-film contract, turned the part down. Oddly enough the Joker wasn’t even in the first draft by Justin Marks, but supposedly the studio asked director David Ayer to rewrite the Marks script and include the Joker. Some seem doubtful whether the very choosy Leto will want to try and fill the shoes of Heath Ledger and, let’s not forget, Jack Nicholson [he remains the best Joker for me]. There are also rumours of having Jesse Eisenberg reprise his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice role as Lex Luthor for the film, and we know from a few weeks back that Warner Bros. was also aggressively pursuing Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith for roles in the film, though we don’t yet who they are being asked to play.
It’s all very vague at this early stage,but after the impressive Fury, I am quite excited to see what Ayer will do with the superhero [or rather supervillain] sub-genre.
Suicide Squad is set for an August 5, 2016.