Update: 'RoboCop' Star Joel Kinnaman Talks Joining DC's 'Suicide Squad'

Update: 'RoboCop' Star Joel Kinnaman Talks Joining DC's 'Suicide Squad'

Mar 09, 2015

Update 3/9/15: Even though WB hasn't officially confirmed that Joel Kinnaman is in Suicide Squad, he's already begun talking about the movie. He had this to say to Screen Rant about joining the project:

“I love the script. It’s super entertaining and David Ayer is a really interesting director. You know there’s a lot of flashy directors who are good with the camera, but when you get people who are from another aspect of filmmaking into a director’s role, you’re always very happy if it’s a writer or an editor, because those are the storytellers, and David is really a storyteller… Even though this is a massive superhero production it’s an amazing story."

It sure sounds like he's in the movie. 



From RoboCop to... supervillain?

According to several sources, including Latino Review and The WrapRoboCop star Joel Kinnaman is in talks to replace Tom Hardy in DC's upcoming supervillain-stacked Suicide Squad. If negotiations with the actor are successful, Kinnaman will play Rick Flagg, the reluctant leader of the group comprised of nefarious supervillains assembled to take on secret suicide missions for the United States government.

The film, which is part of a new era of DC Comics-based movies (including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League) will also star Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Cara Delevigne (Enchantress) and Jared Leto (Joker). For fans it's an exciting project because we've never really seen an entire movie comprised of bad guys before, and it'll be fascinating and fun to root for these villains only to be forced to root against them when they inevitably show up in future DC movies. 

Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 5, 2016. Worry not, though, as moviegoers will get a chance to see Suicide Squad stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie duke it out opposite each other in the slick-looking Focus, in theaters on February 27.




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