Have the villains for David Ayer’s upcoming film adaptation of the DC Comics title “Suicide Squad” at Warner Bros. Pictures been revealed?
Latino Review’s El Mayimbe indicates that the antagonists of the piece will be Antiphon and his special ops team of mercenaries – a terrorist cell called Onslaught – who are hunting superheroes and villains for their own agenda.
The character is a burn victim and amputee who walks with a prosthetic leg, and Antiphon is thought to be the role that Ed Harris has been linked to rather than another one he was rumored to be playing earlier this week. Harris himself has previously denied any involvement in the project.
Meanwhile, “Robocop” and “Run All Night” star Joel Kinnaman has confirmed he’s joined the cast of the film in the Rick Flagg role and says because this will be the first “Suicide Squad” film there is a lot of freedom on Ayer’s part to translate the material. He tells Uproxx:
“Yeah, for sure. And you want the back story of the character, but I think this is also a universe that David Ayer is going to create – there’s a lot more. Also, when you’re doing the first movie in a comic book, you always have the leeway of you’re going to move it from a comic book to a film and put it in real life – you’re always going to make a lot of changes and create a new universe. So you’re kind of setting a precedent. When you’re remaking a movie that’s already been made and a character that was made for the film, then it becomes a different thing and it’s more difficult to create something new without offending some people.”
Filming on the super villain team-up film begins next month.
Speaking of Suicide Squad, those hoping for Harley Quinn to show up again in The CW’s “Arrow” beyond her unnamed cameo in the second season will be disappointed. The show’s executive producer over the weekend reportedly confirmed that the show isn’t allowed to use the character again due to both the “Suicide Squad” film and FOX’s “Gotham”.