Exciting new photos and video of Suicide Squad star Will Smith as Deadshot have been released through social media. Smith is playing the comic book villain in the upcoming film, which just finished filming in Toronto.
The photos were posted via Instagram by Ryan Emberley, and offer a great look at Smith in full costume as Deadshot. The video, seen on IGN News, shows Smith rappelling down the side of a brick building as he practices some stunt work.
The film is directed by David Ayers and centers on a group of villains within the DC Comics Universe. The team of villains is tasked with completing various top secret missions for the government in exchange for reduced sentences.
With all the attention Suicide Squad has brought to the DC Comics Universe, some are speculating that Marvel Comics might follow suit with a similar villain team. What villains would make up a Marvel Comics task force?
Marvel has already experimented with villains turning heroes during its Thunderbolts series in the late 90s, making this idea not so far fetched. While Amanda Waller is the face behind the organization of the Suicide Squad, General “Thunderbolt” Ross would be a likely candidate to do the same for a Marvel rendition.
Meanwhile, some Marvel Universe villains that could round out the team might include Georges Batroc (Georges St. Pierre), who was last seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth), also known as the Abomination, Dmitri Smerdyakov (The Chameleon), and Bullseye, who would a great counterpoint to Deadshot.
Will Smith stars along with Jared Leto (The Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), and Jai Courtney. Courtney, who will be playing Captain Boomerang in the film, recently sat down with Spotlight Report and discussed his role in the movie.
Courtney admitted that he wasn’t familiar with the villains in the DC Comics Universe, and so upon getting the role as Captain Boomerang, he had some catching up to do.
“I hadn’t read a script at all when I signed on. We’d met on a couple of occasions and we’d spoken… And, to be honest, when he told me that the role of Captain Boomerang was what he was thinking, I kind of cringed. ‘Cause I wasn’t a comic book kid. I wasn’t familiar with the DC Universe and the history of that.”
The Australian actor also revealed that his character’s dark side is thoroughly examined in the movie. “It really gets kind of dark and gritty, and, you know, awesome,” Courtney related. “So I think what we’re going to create is going to be really, really cool.”
Suicide Squad is expected to be released in the summer of 2016.
[Image Courtesy: Ryan Emberley via Instagram]