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In some surprising and not so surprising casting news, as rumored Jared Leto has been confirmed to play The Joker along with other big names joining the super villain league such as Will Smith (Hancock) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) already have some cred in the villaneous/anti-hero department. Newbies Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jai Courtney and model turned actress and tabloid favorite Cara Delevigne join the fray.

Warner Bros. made the announcement Tuesday afternoon starting another internet frenzy soon after Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated the online chatter. Given David Ayer’s passion for casting Latinos in every one of his movies, there are no Spanish surnames in this cast list yet. We’re sure he’ll sneak one in there.

Below are the characters each actor will play including the Warner Bros’ official press release.

Jared Leto (The Joker)
Will Smith (Deadshot)
Tom Hardy (Rick Flagg)
Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn)
Jai Courtney (Boomerang)
Cara Delevingne (Enchantress)


BURBANK, CA – December 2, 2014 – An all-star roster of actors has joined Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action adventure “Suicide Squad,” bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”). The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” upcoming “Focus”) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises,” upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” upcoming “Focus,” the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” upcoming “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote ‘Training Day’ and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”

Ayer is also writing the script for “Suicide Squad,” which is being produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.

The film is slated for release on August 5, 2016.

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