We’ve got loads of superhero movies coming our way over the next few years, but the one I’ve got my eye on more so than others is Warner Bros. and DC’s Suicide Squad. Simply put, the supervillain team-up idea just sounds like fun and with confidence in the Spider-Man series dwindling big time, this one seems far more promising than Sinister Six. (Although I do have faith in Drew Goddard.)
With Suicide Squad due for an August 5, 2016 release, director David Ayer is busy casting up. We don’t have any confirmations just yet, but industry heavyweights Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Tom Hardy and Jesse Eisenberg are all in talks to join the film and now we’re adding another name to that list, but it’s one you might not be familiar with – Cara Delevingne. Hit the jump for more.
The rumor comes from Latino Review with the outlet claiming that the studio is “seriously looking” at Delevingne for “the villainous female role” in Suicide Squad. But what does that even mean for a film like this? Is the outlet referring to one of the villains on the core team or the actual villain of the film? No word on what that part is, but Latino Review suggests Harley Quinn despite the fact that the character is reportedly not in early drafts of the script. However, LR does point out that Ayer is currently taking a pass at it right now, so the details are still subject to change.
Whether Delevingne scores the Suicide Squad gig or not, she could become a household name soon enough. I remember little to nothing about her feature debut in Anna Karenina, but she’s got loads more coming up. Not only does she have roles in London Fields with Amber Heard, Theo James and Johnny Depp, Tulip Fever with Zach Galifianakis and Christoph Waltz, and Joe Wright’s Pan, all of which are in post-production, but she’s also going to be in the next John Green adaptation, Paper Towns, and is apparently up for a role in Pirates of the Caribbean 5 as well.
Should Delevingne actually wind up in Suicide Squad, she could be joining Smith, Hardy and Robbie who are all close to signing as well as Eisenberg who is currently in negotiations to make Suicide Squad Lex Luthor’s Batman v Super: Dawn of Justice follow-up.
That August 5, 2016 release date isn’t all that far off, so it’s likely that Warner Bros. could firm up casting details soon enough.