Joblo received a massive exclusive scoop on possible casting and plot points for the Suicide Squad film, below we highlight the best from their exclusive that can be very spoiler heavy if they’re remotely true, but at this point Warner Bros. or anyone attached to the film have confirmed any of these reports.
On Rick Flag:
So, after Tom Hardy dropped out of the film as Rick Flag and the pop-up of replacement names began, something has been lost in the shuffle and that’s the fact that there isn’t just a Rick Flag, but a Rick Flag SENIOR in the film as well. That was already reported by Latino Review, but what wasn’t covered is who they’re trying to get to fill those boots. Currently, the two under consideration are Ed Harris and Max Martini, both of whom have that weathered badass look to easily take on the mantle of Flag’s father.
Additionally, another name in the mix for Rick Flag Jr. is none other than Karl Urban, who was rumored for another WB DCCU flick; AQUAMAN. We’re told the AQUAMAN role would depend on which script they use for that film and that Urban’s name is still in the running for Flag as well.
On the Thinker and General Lane:
Another character set to appear in the film is the Thinker, a role which Geoffrey Rush has already passed on and is now up for grabs. The other role that’s being courted right now is a rather interesting one; that of General Sam Lane aka Lois Lane’s father. It’s been rumored that Gary Sinise was being wooed for General Eiling, but our source has indicated that that’s the wrong general. Sinise would make a great fit for the role, but beyond that it shows more of the interconnectedness that’s being built with SUICIDE SQUAD, as this has arguably the biggest connection to MAN OF STEEL and Superman, with whom Gen. Lane has been a primary antagonist in the comics.
Deathstroke is indeed in the film and Joe Manganiello is the FIRST choice for the role, with Jason Clarke also being considered. Apparently, director David Ayer has been trying to “get his own people” on the project as much as possible. As for the character of Deathstroke, he will be a “hired assassain that is competing with the Suicide Squad” and not part of the team or a bodyguard as has been previously rumored.
On The Joker:
Okay, now this is really cool. Apparently, The Joker “is scarred all over his body because of his battles with Batman” and he continually “plays mind games with people and twists [their] minds.” We’ve already heard that he’s very much inspired by Hannibal Lecter in that sense, and our source indicates that “everyone is afraid of him.” So, apparently The Joker and Batman will have an already established relationship here, which would make perfect sense seeing as we have a much older Batman in this new DCCU, rather than a new one just starting out.
On The Enchantress:
Cara Delevingne’s The Enchantress is another character most of us know very little about. Regardless, it seems she’s “really powerful” and is instrumental in the film’s prison riot finale, which is said to be “crazy” (but in a good way, of course).
On that potential Batman cameo:
Apparently, Batman “is mentioned in the script and even shown on surveillance cameras” with Amanda Waller “after him for something.” As for an actual appearance from Affleck himself, that’s said to be dependent on his schedule, so it’s not set in stone, but certainly a good possibility.