John Ostrander, the creator of the DC Comics villain team-up title “Suicide Squad,” has spoken with CBR about the upcoming movie adaptation which recently announced its cast.
Ostrander says: “I wouldn’t have guessed that it would have been one of the properties that they would do quite so quickly. That’s a heck of a slot. It’s the first movie after ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. That places them pretty high and sure, that pleases me.”
Ostrander says he has “no problem with the casting” and that “movies are different and separate entities from comics. They have different needs, and they have to find ways to get a lot of people into seats.”
He does seem very happy with the choices of Tom Hardy and Jared Leto though: “What I am really impressed by with all of the casting is that they are getting some very good actors to play these parts. That means Warner Bros. is very serious about this movie.”
He praises the three actresses rumored for the Amanda Waller role, adding that Oprah Winfrey is at the top of his list for Waller, but also adds that Queen Latifah would be a good fit. No mention of fan favourite C.C.H. Pounder for the part.
Finally, he was asked if any key characters were missing he thought should have been included. He says: “I think they needed a few more characters that aren’t villains, because that’s what we did originally, in order to make it work” and adds that Bronze Tiger and Night Shade would have been interesting.