According to the super sleuths over at JoBlo, Wade Wilson aka Deathstroke will also feature in David Ayer’s movie as a “hired assassin competing against the Suicide Squad”. The website also claims that Joe Manganiello (who worked with Ayer in Sabotage) could be in line as well as Jai Courtney’s Terminator: Genisys co-star Jason Clarke. Courtney will be playing Captain Boomerang in the picture.
Deathstroke is a popular villain in the DC Universe and was featured as the big bad of Arrow season 2, played by Manu Bennett. He has also appeared in Smallville and Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The character of Deadpool in the Marvel Universe is said to be a direct spoof of the character, with Wade Wilson being an inside joke to the two being related.
Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016 and will feature a cast that includes Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang and Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller. Jesse Eisenberg (The Double) is expected to reprise his role as Lex Luthor. You can hear the thoughts on the Flickering Myth Podcast on the cast of Suicide Squad using the player below: