We may have uncovered Scott Eastwood character’s last name in Suicide Squad, in a photo shared to us of a close-up look to the right side of Eastwood’s Military uniform.
Before jumping the gun and sharing the photo, we made sure to do some research. The first thing that was looked into, is if anywhere else on Eastwood character’s uniform had a patch of any kind that might have his name on it from the on-set photos that have been released. After taking a look, we couldn’t find any evidence of a patch with a name on it.
Then we did a bit of research on US Military combat uniforms, granted Suicide Squad is a movie and the uniforms used won’t be 100% Military grade, but regardless we looked to see if it’s possible for a solider to have their name on the right sleeve of their uniforms. This is what was discovered, a photo of Military men wearing very similar shirts as to what Scott was seen wearing on-set, with their names on the right sleeves:
To be sure this wasn’t a fluke, a bit more looking and found another photo, this time of a solider in full combat, with a name patch on his right sleeve, with the following description:
“The right side of this style of combat shirt the combat patch is not worn. Instead, the IR Flag, soldiers rank, and then last name is worn on the right”
The name on his right sleeve isn’t one of a division/unit name, as that patch is normally found on the left sleeve of an Military uniform, which Scott Eastwood’s character has on his left sleeve:
Which now leaves his right sleeve and what we uncovered of what looks to be a name patch, with a last name that either says “Hoper” or “Noper”, and yes, we looked up to see if those are actual existing last names. Also if you’re question why his flag is backwards, it’s because of the following reason explained by the Army:
Army Regulation 670-1 states, “the American flag patch is to be worn, right or left shoulder, so that “the star field faces forward, or to the flag’s own right. When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observer’s right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.”
In other words Scott Eastwood’s character is either a made up one for the film, as no character in the DC Universe exist with that name or he is a canon character who’s going by a different name.
As we understand, there’s a lot fan theories going around about who Eastwood could possibly be playing, let this be added to the conspiracy!
Big thanks to @jakielynn77 for the photo!