UPDATE: Variety has confirmed the rumored actors and their roles as follows:
Jared Leto – The Joker
Will Smith – Deadshot
Tom Hardy – Rick Flag
Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn
Jai Courtney – Boomerang
Cara Delevingne – Enchantress
As DC’s SUICIDE SQUAD announces that filming will begin April in Toronto, several sources are reporting that Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, and Margot Robbie are almost certainly on board for the epic comic adaptation!
Robbie’s casting as Harley Quinn was previously announced. While Leto is almost a sure shot for The Joker, there’s been some speculation as to exactly which roles Tom Hardy and Jai Courtney will be taking on. As for rounding out the team? Will Smith and Cara Delevingne are rumored to be linked, but no serious talk of their involvement has been confirmed.
The film will focus on notorious DC villains as they turn the tables and work with the government against a common enemy for the opportunity to have their criminal records expunged.
SUICIDE SQUAD is due in theaters on August 5, 2016.