Meet the Suicide Squad cast members

Director David Ayer has been a regular in posting updates on his upcoming DC movie Suicide Squad. And while it may seem a bit excessive, his most recent tweet shows a photograph which is worth framing. It is the first look of the assembled cast of the movie, as they got together for a cast read through. There are a few noticeable absentees, but the rest cut across a very relaxed looking bunch who are going to have a lot of fun while shooting this film. Along with this picture, it might be good to know a little bit about the characters which Suicide Squad will unleash in the DC cinematic universe.

Suicide Squad_Cast photo

Seated (from Left to Right)

Will Smith as Deadshot: A skilled marksman who rarely misses

Karen Fukuhara as Plastique: Can project explosive force from her body

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn: Accomplice of Joker, immune to most poisons, and a trained gymnast

Cara Delevingne as Enchantress: Can wield various types of magical spells

Standing (from Left to Right)

David Ayer, the Director

Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag: Expert in military tactics, guerrilla warfare

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc: Superhuman strength  & reflexes, hardened scale-like skin

Jay Hernandez as El Diablo: Ex-criminal, impervious to flames

Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang: Uses boomerangs as a weapon

Viola Davis as Amanda Waller: Government agent often placed in charge of the Suicide Squad

Adam Beach as Ravan: Proficient in martial arts

Jim Parrack as young Deathstroke: Superhuman strength, master of weapons, expert in martial arts

Ike Barinholtz as Dr Hugo Strange: Genius-level intellect

Absentees

Jared Leto as Joker: Master criminal, genius

Scott Eastwood as Steve Trevor: Love interest of Wonder Woman (in comics)

Raymond Olubowale as King Shark: Invulnerability, Powerful teeth and claws, Undersea adaptation

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Phew! Many of the above actors / characters are likely to have brief roles in the movie, just putting their foot in the DC cinematic universe. The powers might also be reduced or altered to fit a movie’s script as opposed to the comics. Nonetheless, the movie holds a lot of promise. And more so with such a big star cast! Excited!


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