Scott Eastwood and Ike Barinholz’s Characters in Suicide Squad Revealed

There’s been many rumors and speculations behind as to whom Scott Eastwood and Ike Barinholz might be playing in Suicide Squad.

Many of the rumors have led to fans hoping they are playing popularly known characters from the comics, which in hand has set many fans up for disappointment, as the characters for both actors seem to have been disclosed on a German movie site and neither seem to be playing any of the characters fans were hoping for.

Ike Barinholz is listed as playing Captain Griggs, who might be the DC Comics character known as Major Keith Griggs, wgo is a United States Air Force officer who worked alongside Steve Trevor, Diana Prince, Etta Candy and Lauren Haley in the comics.

While Scott Eastwood is listed as Lieutenant “GQ” Edwards, who’s a original character for the film, as no such name is found in the DC Comics database and by looking at the on-set photos of Eastwood, the name tag “GQ” can be seen on his vest.


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  • Research.

    Still, couldn’t this just be a undercover name for any one of many characters, including Dick Grayson and Slade Wilson?

    • Literally took me ten seconds to find that, and I don’t have good internet.

      • Did the research, the character never appeared in DC Comics directly, Wildstorm Comics? Yes. Image Comics, Yes. DC Comics? No. The character has no official direct affiliation with the characters in Suicide Squad.

        • Bubbles Parker

          It was probably worth mentioning though.

          • Why? If the character isn’t directly affiliated with DC, in other words, WB most likely doesn’t have the rights to use him. In other words, Scott Eastwood isn’t playing the character.

          • Can you guys enlighten me why you guys believe some character from another comic would be in a DC movie? It’s like them using a character that shares a similar name as a Marvel character, should that be implied he could be that Marvel character?

            I mean, you guys wouldn’t think that, so why would you believe he could be playing an Image Comics character?

          • Bubbles Parker

            Because DC acquired Wildstorm and therefore does have the rights to use the character.


          • Even if they have the rights to use the character, why would David Ayer use a character that only appeared in 8 issues within Image Comics (Not DC) and about two issues of Wildstorm (elseworld of DC), for Suicide Squad? More so when DC has so many characters within their own comics to choose from that could be directly used and mean so much more?

            Is it that hard to believe Eastwood is just playing an original character that may not mean much if anything by the end of the film?

          • Bubbles Parker

            I didn’t say it’s not an original character. All I said was that it was worth mentioning, and being that DC actually owns the GQ character, I stand by that suggestion.

            At the very least, it might be a code name reference to the Wildstorm character.

          • But it’s being implied I missed out on something by not mentioning the character, when I wrote in the article: “no such name is found in the DC Comics database” which is correct, he isn’t apart of the DC Comics database. He’s not like Apollo, Midnighter or Grifter who’ve actually crossed over into DC Comics and have been acknowledged as existing characters within the same world(s) of DC Comics.

  • Bubbles Parker

    Makes me think he might also be a Steve Trevor descendent…