The RUMORS running rampent around the inteweb is that Jared Leto, the Oscar winning actor for Dallas Buyers Club, is being attached to the New Suicide Squad movie as the Joker. the flick also has other big names such as Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie attached, all are RUMORED to be in talks with DC Studios. Also many reports of Jesse Eisenberg is “expected” to reprise his “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” role of Lex Luthor in “Suicide Squad,” but it’s not yet confirmed. I just want to make sure my fellow geeks know that this is all just a RUMOR at the moment. I will keep you updated when more confirmation is reported.
The Joker or Lex Luthor are not in any part of the classic version of Suicide Squad, nor in the recent animated cartoon Arkham Assault: Suicide Squade. Tho the main concept laid out by writer John Ostrander in the DC Comics of the 1980. The main idea being the government granting supervillains (often including characters such as Deadshot or Deathstroke and always led by government supervisor Amanda Waller) the chance for commuted sentences by deploying them on suicide missions. Harley Quinn has been a part of the team in recent comic book incarnations, and is heavily rumored to play a part in the film.
“Writer-director David Ayer has described Suicide Squad as being The Dirty Dozen with supervillains.”-IGN
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