‘Suicide Squad’ Targets Jai Courtney to Play Deadshot
The 'Suicide Squad' movie has been lining up its cast pretty quickly this past week, with Margot Robbie taking the role of Harley Quinn, and Jared Leto rumored to be in talks to play The Joker. And now it looks like DC and WB's villainous lineup will be adding another to its ranks, as 'Terminator: Genisys' star Jai Courtney is in talks to tackle the role of Deadshot.
Variety reports that Courtney is in talks to take on a major role in the film, and that role is said to be Deadshot, aka Floyd Lawton, one of Batman's enemies. Deadshot is known as a guy with a strong death wish, and his expert marksmanship make him an integral part of the Squad.
Tom Hardy is also still in talks for a role in the film, and that part is said to be Rick Flagg, one of the Squad's founding members. If Courtney and Hardy sign on, they'll join Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and possibly Jared Leto, who is in talks to play The Joker. Will Smith is also in talks for a part, although which character he would play is unclear.