Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto are officially set to star in Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.
Also cast in the movie based on the DC Entertainment villains-forced-to-be-heroes are Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne. Much of the castings have been previously reported, but the studio also confirmed which characters the actors will play.
Smith will play Deadshot, best known as a Batman villain, while Hardy plays the group’s leader, Rick Flagg.
Leto will take on the Joker, while Robbie will play Harley Quinn, his on-and-off girlfriend. Courtney will be Boomerang, while Delevingne, the model-turned-actress who is also in Warners’ Pan tentpole, will play Enchantress, a sorceress.
David Ayer is writing the script as well as directing.
Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are producing. Exec producing are Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, who are already shepherding many of the DC movies, as well as Colin Wilson and DC’s COO Geoff Johns.
Jesse Eisenberg, who was rumored to be involved with the movie, is not part of the official team, nor the official cast, according to sources. But that does not rule out a cameo appearance for him or other actors playing villains or heroes in the Warners’ other DC-based movies.
“The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one,” said Greg Silverman, president, creative development and worldwide production, in the announcement.
“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,” Silverman continued. “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.”
The movie has a release date of Aug. 5, 2016.
Australian actresses Margot Robbie, 24, and Rose Byrne, 35, are the frontrunners to play Princess Mary of Denmark in a new miniseries next year.
Earlier this month, Channel 10 confirmed it was bringing the story of Mary’s life to the small screen.
Titled Mary: The Making of a Princess, the production is being produced by Fremantle Media Australia – and according to the Gold Coast Bulletin – local girl, Margot, who recently starred in The Wolf of Wall Street is among the contenders to play the Tasmanian-born royal.
Mary Donaldson famously met Crown Prince Frederik during the Sydney Olympics at a pub. Four years later the couple were married. They now have four children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent.
The miniseries is expected to be shot next year in Australia and Denmark.
Margot Robbie, best known for her role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, is reportedly joining the cast of David Sayer’s Suicide Squad as Harley Quinn, according to sources close to Collider.
The Australian actress is currently filming Tarzan where she will star as Jane, and has upcoming roles in the upcoming films Focus with Will Smith and 2015 sci-fi release Z for Zachariah. Robbie has reportedly beat out English model Cara Delevingne for the role of Harley in the new DC Comics film.
Warner Bros. announced its upcoming Suicide Squad release last month, alongside a slew of DC Comics super hero movies, including team-based films based on Justice League and individual movies for characters The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Wonder Woman, stretching into 2020.
DC has 10 movies planned to hit theaters between 2016 and 2020, Time Warner announced during an investor meeting at the time, kicking off with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters in 2016.
Recently, Marvel Studios hosted a special event to unveil the release dates of its under-production and upcoming superhero movies. Marvel went ahead and announced the release date of the third installment of the ‘Thor’ series which has been officially titled ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.
Addressing the audience, Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios’ head, explained that Ragnarok means “the end of all things,” and it is very likely that the film will witness an epic-scale battle set in Asgard.
As far as the plot of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is concerned, there are rumors that Thor as well as his allies will be fighting against the Fire Demons of Muspelheim. Moreover, it is being speculated that Thor will also be battling his greatest enemy, Surtur.
In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, fans will see Chris Hemsworth return to play the character of Thor. More recently, the producers have confirmed that Tom Hiddleston will also reprise the role of fan-favorite villain Loki.
A report by Screenrant says that so far is it not clear how Loki will precisely fit in the story because Surtur is already the main antagonist of the story. However, in the comic books, Loki partnered with the Fire Demons, and freeing Surtur actually brings him to Ragnarok. The website also said that it is very likely that the movie will adhere to the comic book storyline.
Referring to Thor’s love interest, a report by Unleash the Fanboy says that Thor may possibly get a new lady love in the character of Amora the Enchantress. There are rumors that ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ actress Margot Robbie will be portraying the character.
It has been announced that filming for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will commence in 2016, as soon as Hemsworth finishes his work for the ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ prequel titled ‘The Huntsman’.
As it stands, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is scheduled for release on July 28, 2017.
Warner Bros. made a huge announcement and revealed release dates and casting announcements for 11 upcoming DC comics movies. They confirmed the rumor and announced that Suicide Squad would be coming in 2016, directed by David Ayer. It didn’t take long for the casting rumors to start pouring in!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is looking for A-list talent in Suicide Squad, and have already presented Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Ryan Gosling, and Margot Robbie with offers. According to Latino Review, the movie’s lead roles include Deadshot, Harkness, Vixen, and Amanda Waller. Blockbuster, Multiplex, Jaculi, and Mindboggler are also rumored to appear.
What do you think about Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Ryan Gosling, and Margot Robbie possibly landing Suicide Squad roles?
AUSTRALIA’S Hollywood starlet of the moment, Margot Robbie, is bringing her glamour to the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Confidential can reveal The Wolf of Wall Street actress will be the special guest in the Swisse marquee in the Birdcage on Emirates Stakes Day, November 8.
Robbie has many friends in Melbourne, thanks to her three years living here while working on the long-running soap Neighbours.
Now based Hollywood, the 24-year-old said she can’t wait to get back.
“It’s been a whirlwind few years and I am just so excited to be coming back to Melbourne for the races,’’ Robbie said.
“Hopefully some of my friends will be free to spend the day with me in the Swisse marquee which will make it more fun.
“Stakes Day has always been one of my favourites.”
Since moving to Los Angeles after finishing her stint in Neighbours, Robbie’s star has continued to rise.
She became a global name thanks to her starring role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf Of Wall Street last year.
Robbie will play Jane Porter in the new movie Tarzan and Jane, opposite Alexander Skarsgard.
Her movie opposite Will Smith, Focus, will be released soon.
To many Margot Robbie would be considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.
So if a romantic quote posted to her Instagram account on Thursday is anything to go by, her boyfriend Tom Ackerley is one lucky guy.
The 24-year-old Australian actress shared some heartfelt words amongst vintage-esque photographs.
Unclear whether the message is targeted at a special someone, or if the Wolf Of Wall Street star is just a fan of the romantic words, her followers certainly liked the post.
Giving her beau something to think about, one fan commented: ‘What happens when the girl that makes the world most beautiful is also the most beautiful girl?’
Spotted in a passionate embrace back in August, Aussie beauty Margot and Ackerley have kept their relationship relatively private.
The actress is yet to post a shot of her beau on social media, while Tom has only shared pictures of himself with the actress surrounded by friends.
WHILE social media has had a huge impact on the wider world, the very public way of sharing your life isn’t for Margot Robbie.
The celebrated actor is arguably a star on the rise, with back-to-back films following her breakout role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf Of Wall Street.
But with that fame, comes increased interest online, especially through social media.
“For some people, it (social media) definitely opens a lot of doors, but for me personally, I don’t like it and it is my least favourite aspect of the job,” Robbie told Insider.
“Unfortunately that’s the way it is and you’ve got to take it on the chin and focus on the important things, which to me is the work.”
“Obviously social media has had a massive impact on the fame game, but not in a positive way. But it can be for some.
“There are those who build careers and companies just out of being popular on Instagram, but there’s nothing behind them,” she says.
Actress Margot Robbie has had the opportunity to work with the best in the business after starring with seasoned actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the Wolf of Wall Street, directed by the iconic Martin Scorsese.
But the the 24-year-old star, whose big break came when she scored the role of Donna on Australian soap Neighbours, says she has the lessons she learned at Ramsay street to thank for her bi-screen success.
In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, the A-list star cited working on Neighbours as her biggest learning curve so far, calling her time on the show ‘valuable’ and acknowledging how much the series helped her as a professional.
‘Probably the most valuable knowledge I’ve acquired in the industry so far was on Neighbours,’ said the blonde beauty.
‘It is so fast paced that there is not really any room for error and it turns you into a very efficient person when it comes to being on set.’
The Queensland-born star played Donna Freedman on the long running series from 2008 to 2011, working alongside fellow Aussie stars Caitlin Stasey and Dean Geyer, and earning two Logie Award nominations for her portrayal of the lovable girl-next-door character.
But after featuring in hundreds of episodes, the starlet decided to leave the production, packing her bags and moving to America.
Anthony LaPaglia and the late Greg Coote also will be recognized Oct. 26 in Los Angeles
The Australians in Film will honor Margot Robbie, Brenton Thwaites, Anthony LaPaglia and the late Dune Entertainment Chairman Greg Coote at its annual gala in Los Angeles on Oct. 26. recognizing contributions to the Australian screen industry.
The AiF breakthrough awards will be presented to Robbie (“Wolf of Wall Street”) and Thwaites (“The Giver”). Robbie will be seen in the upcoming “Focus,” alongside Will Smith, and in Warner Bros.’ “Tarzan.” Thwaites has been cast in a leading role in “Gods of Egypt,” which also stars Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
“We are eagerly waiting to see what lies ahead for our AiF Breakthrough Award winners Margot Robbie and Brenton Thwaites,” said AiF President Simonne Overend. ”Both these actors embody the very best talent and potential that we see emerging from Australia today. Their international success so early in their career suggests great promise for the years ahead.”
Coote, who died earlier this year, will receive the Australians in Film Virgin Australia Orry-Kelly Award, presented to Australians who have contributed to the success of other Australians in the industry.
“Greg Coote was an important advisor to Australians in Film from the beginning, helping to shape our early strategy, with a particular focus on supporting emerging Australian talent in Hollywood” said Overend. “He played such a major part in our success and really did so much for Aussies in this industry both at home and overseas.”
As CEO of film financier Dune Entertainment, Coote co-invested with 20th Century Fox in more than 60 major movies including “Avatar” and “Marley & Me.” Coote started his career in Australia in the mailroom and and worked his way up to the position of head of Australian distributor Village Roadshow Pictures.
Anthony LaPaglia will also be named as one of two Orry-Kelly International Honorees for his support of Australians working in the film and television industries in Los Angeles.
“Anthony LaPaglia is well known for offering Australians employment opportunities both on his shows and throughout his projects and it is wonderful to see him celebrated for his generous contributions,” said Overend.