Tom Hardy, Will Smith, and Margot Robbie are ‘close’ to signing onto ‘Suicide Squad’

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Earlier this week Warner Bros. announced plans, titles, casting announcements, and release dates for 12 DC Comics movies between now and 2020. Among the list was a Suicide Squad movie directed by David Ayer, set for August 2016. It didn’t take long for rumors to fly, and it was reported that Warner Bros. reached out to Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Ryan Gosling, and Margot Robbie for lead roles.

Now Deadline, another very reliable source, has come forward to echo that report. The site goes a bit further and says that Tom Hardy, Will Smith, and Margot Robbie are all “close to signing on”. Margot Robbie and Will Smith will star in Warner Bros.’ upcoming movie Focus early next year, and it’ll be interesting to see if they do sign that dotted line soon and team up again in Suicide Squad.

With Suicide Squad set for an August 2016 release, production will likely start early next year. Expect to hear some official casting news soon. Stay tuned to Batman News for all the latest!

SOURCE: Deadline (via Comic Book Movie)