The ‘Suicide Squad’ Villain Has Been Reportedly Revealed
Suicide Squad boasts a pretty heavy lineup of characters and stars, from Jared Leto’s Joker to Will Smith’s Deadshot, and rumors of Jesse Eisenberg reprising his role of Lex Luthor from Batman vs. Superman. With all these major players, it stands to reason that the film should have a fairly major villain to match. Over the last several months, we’ve learned a lot about the film, but there’s one thing that hasn’t been revealed, and that’s the identity of the film’s big bad. That might have just changed.
Via Instagram, Latino-Review dropped another scoop today, claiming that DC comics character Antiphon will be the villain in Suicide Squad. That name might not mean anything to you, even if you’re a huge comic book fan—Antiphon only showed up twice in the Suicide Squad comic way back in 2002, but rest assured that he’s a pretty bad dude.
Meet the head bad guy in #SUICIDESQUAD - #ANTIPHON who leads a badass terrorist cell called #ONSLAUGHT which is up against #DEADSHOT & the rest of the Suicide Squad. Onslaught are hunting super heroes & villains for their own agenda. They're like a special ops team made up of mercenaries. Antiphon is a burn victim & has a prosthetic leg. Ed Harris was rumored for the role. Once Antiphon is officially cast will let you guys know. Tune in tomorrow & Friday for more cool stuff from the upcoming #DC #film which is shaping up to be really dope! #dccu #dccomics #cinematic #universe
As the report notes, Antiphon won’t be acting alone, and will instead be leading the terrorist group known as Onslaught, who are hunting down those with superpowers for their own reasons. Ed Harris was previously rumored to be in talks for a role in the film, and according to this report, Antiphon was the part WB wanted him to play. That makes sense given Harris’ natural talent for playing nefarious and morally questionable types.
Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. David Ayer is directing the film, which hits theaters on August 5, 2016.