Jan 17, 2016 07:58 AM EST By Maria Cabrera

'Suicide Squad' Cast & Characters: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne & More

The film's going to be amazing with this ensemble cast! .

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  • Suicide Squad is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name. It is intended to be the third installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is written and directed by David Ayer.

    By February 2009, a Suicide Squad film was in development at Warner Bros. Pictures. Ayer signed on to write and direct in September 2014 and by October the casting process had begun. The film is scheduled to be released on August 5, 2016 in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.

    Ben Affleck will appear as Batman. Jim Parrack was cast as Joker's henchman Jonny Frost. Scott Eastwood, Ike Barinholtz, Alex Meraz, David Harbour, Corina Calderon, and Raymond Olubowale have been cast in unspecified roles.

    Cara Delevingne as Enchantress - A powerful sorceress. An ancient evil force, she is inadvertently unleashed by adventure-seeker June Moone after a long time of imprisonment. Enchantress is not a member of the Suicide Squad, but her powers draw Amanda Waller's attention. Delevingne explains the entity is "an ancient sorceress. A feral being."
  • Will Smith as Deadshot - An expert marksman and assassin. Smith stated that Deadshot and Harley Quinn are "allies" in the film, but that they do not know what is happening with the other characters.
  • Jared Leto as Joker - A psychopathic supervillain. Leto described his role as "nearly Shakespearean" and a "beautiful disaster of a character"; about portraying the villain, he stated "I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn't imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing these psychological games. But as the same time it was very painful." The actor never broke character throughout filming, with Will Smith going as far as stating he never met Leto. In preparation for the role, Leto spent his time alone, listened to gospel music from the 1920s — commenting he senses "the Joker may be much older than people think" — and read literature on shamanism.
  • Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn - A crazed supervillain and former psychiatrist. Producer Richard Suckle described the character as "a fan fave. Funny, crazy, scary… You can’t come up with enough adjectives to describe all the different things you see her do."
  • Jai Courtney as Boomerang - An Australian assassin who utilizes deadly boomerangs. About his role, Courtney stated, "he is an absolute bogan, in the purest sense. David Ayer's first instruction was, 'find your inner shitbag'."
  • Viola Davis as Amanda Waller - The government official who gives out the Squad's orders. Davis stated she is fascinated by the character, singling out her psychology and strength and describing her as a "powerful black woman, hard, ready to pick up a gun and shoot anyone at will." The actress described Waller to Empire as "relentless in her villainy" and noted that her powers are "her intelligence and her complete lack of guilt." Davis read M. E. Thomas' autobiography Confessions of a Sociopath to prepare for her role.
  • Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag - A military officer. Tom Hardy was previously cast in the role but was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Adam Beach as Slipknot - Slipknot's real name is Christopher Weiss. He works for a chemical company in the southern United States, where he develops his formula for the durable ropes he would later use.
  • Jay Hernandez as Diablo - A former Los Angeles gang member who can summon flames. Hernandez sets his character apart from his teammates as he "just wants to stay out of the fight", while "most of (the Squad members) are happy to get out there and kill people".
  • Karen Fukuhara as Katana: An expert martial artist and swordswoman. She serves as Rick Flag's bodyguard and wields the mystical Soultaker blade, capable of trapping the souls of its victims. As she is a volunteer, not a criminal, she does not have a micro-bomb implant. Fukuhara stated that Katana "has moral and codes. She can also slice through hundreds of people without taking a breath."
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc - A supervillain who suffers from a skin condition that causes him to develop reptilian features. Akinnuoye-Agbaje described the character as "a cannibal with rage issues".
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