Following Warner Bros.’ big announcement that Suicide Squad would be their first DC movie following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, word surfaced that the studio was courting Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, and Ryan Gosling to star. The DC comic focuses on a group of supervillains who go on suicide missions in exchange for pardons. None of these supervillains are household names. There’s no Joker or Lex Luthor in the gang. In the comics, the lineup has changed over the years, but last week, it was rumored that Deadshot, Harkness (a.k.a Captain Boomerang), Vixen, Blockbuster, Multiplex, Jaculi, and Mindblogger would comprise the squad with the first three acting as the leads.
A couple days ago when we reported that WB was going after Smith, Hardy, Robbie, and Gosling for the film, it seemed fairly audacious. Now that audacity may have landed three of the four actors. Hit the jump for more. Suicide Squad is due out August 5, 2016.