RUMOR: Jai Courtney Up To Play Deadshot


Terminator: Genisys and Divergent actor is supposedly “in talks” to play Floyd Lawton, better known as Deadshot, in writer-director David Ayer’s upcoming film Suicide Squad based on the comic book series of the same name.

Jai Courtney with a scope


David Ayer has pitched the movie as “Being like The Dirty Dozen with supervillains”.Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the film and its team roster, the presence of a veteran character like Deadshot is almost certain. Though it is not currently clear if David Ayer is going to remain true to the comic book source material.

This is not the only rumor to arise surrounding the Suicide Squad film’s casting. “Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are also in various stages of discussions,” according to Variety. Warner Bros. is apparently recruiting Jared Leto to play The Joker in the film, Margot Robbie as his right hand woman and on-again/off-again girlfriend Harley Quinn and Tom Hardy as Rick Flag.

Will Smith’s role in the movie is uncertain. It’s uncertain if he will actually even be in the film at all. Though rumors have flown here and there and many of them suggest that he will play one of the The Flash’s Rogues, Digger Harkness, known better as Captain Boomerang. Ryan Gosling has also been rumored to be in the movie but it has yet to be confirmed all the same.

Suicide Squad is slated to be released in Summer of 2016.


Source(s): IGN , Screen Rant