Only a short while ago we learned that DC will be pushing a Suicide Squad movie, directed by David Ayer, slated for a 2016 release, and a close source to Collider is claiming that they know how casting’s going. Allegedly, names like Tom Hardy, Will Smith and potential Joker Jared Leto are in talks for signing on.
If you’re not familiar with the Suicide Squad, or Task Force X as they’re also known, it is a team comprising of villains of the DC universe that are forced to comply with orders as they carry out suicide missions under the scrutiny of government agent Amanda Waller, who is known for her ruthless tactics and zero tolerance attitude. We’ve met Waller and the Suicide Squad recently if you’ve been watching The CW’s Arrow, with Waller played by Spartacus actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson.
Despite that, it does look like if Margot is at least true that she could potentially deliver a pretty kickass Harley. Margot has most recently made her name opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorcese’s The Wolf of Wallstreet. She’ll also be playing Jane Porter in 2016’s Tarzan.
With a glimpse of the Suicide Squad in The CW’s Arrow, where Harley was teased but not shown. We also had her feature in another DC animated movie this year in Batman: Assault on Arkham, featuring villains alongside Harley like Deadshot, Killer Frost and Captain Boomerang.
There is no firm confirmation from DC about any of these names yet and honestly? I’m twitching over this rumour with the male cast, it just seems a little too good to be true. Although, when you remind yourself that Ben Affleck is playing Batman these days, maybe it isn’t so far fetched?
Hot off of these I know that I’m definitely excited for this movie! If you don’t feel like Margot’s your ideal Harley for the screen, who do you think could potentially deliver a better performance?