Jai Courtney in Talks To Play Deadshot, Will Smith Probably Playing Captain Boomerang

November 13, 2014

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Jai Courtney, the parsley that action tentpole chefs keep insisting on adding as an inoffensive garnish, may next be sprinkled on Suicide Squad. Variety reports that the Good Day To Die Hard, Jack Reacher, and Terminator: Genisys actor is in talks to join Warner Bros.' supervillain ensemble as Deadshot, the Batman foe whose cybernetic eye makes him an expert marksman, because the eye has little crosshairs on it.

David Ayers is directing the film, and it's said that Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, and Margot Robbie are in various stages of talks to star. While it's been known that Leto and Robbie would, respectively, play the Joker and his sidekick, Harley Quinn, to those rumors Variety adds that Hardy will likely play Rick Flag, an original Suicide Squad member and military expert who sounds like he should have a car dealership.

And Will Smith? He's apparently going to be Digger Harkness--better known as the Flash villain Captain Boomerang. As per the studio's gritty, unsmiling mandate on their superhero universe, assumedly he won't throw boomerangs anymore, though. He'll do whatever the gritty equivalent is. Shooting guys, then running up to get the bullets back?

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