he just-released first cast photo from director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad has revealed a shake-up in the cast, with three new faces added to the film and no official word on who they might play.
Who does have an idea? Well, that’d be Latino Review’s el Mayimbe, who just posted to Instagram that he’s heard rumors.
The photo includes actor and comedian Ike Barinholtz, True Blood and Fury actor Jim Parrack and recognizable Native American actor Adam Beach.
As you can see in the Instagram photo embedded below, el Mayimbe either speculates, or has heard from his sources, that Parrack will take over the role of Slade Wilson/Deathstroke from Joe Manganiello, who was rumored but never confirmed for the role. The rumor here is that Warner Bros. decided to go younger with the role, but if Deathstroke turns out to be a major player in the film, which is expected to start shooting this month, it stands to reason that Manganiello’s schedule could be a problem. He’s busy in general, but right now is filming a Pee-wee Herman series for Netflix.
The other two actors will reportedly play Dr. Hugo Strange (Barinholtz) and Ravan (Beach).
In making the announcement, Silverman said, “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote ‘Training Day’ and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”
Suicide Squad, which was originally created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, will set up shop in Toronto, Canada at their Pinewood extension starting in February. Following two months of pre-production, the film will shoot from April until September for a August 5, 2016 release..