The rumour mill is in full force today, with plenty of news about two of Warner Bros.’ most highly anticipated DC Comics movies; Aquaman and Suicide Squad. Tom Hardy recently dropped out of the latter, and while Jake
We’ll start with Suicide Squad and the fact that Emmy Award winning actor Gary Sinise (CSI: NY) is apparently being looked at for the role of General Eiling. In the comic books, the character has targeted a number of superheroes, but what exactly his role in this movie would end up being isn’t clear at this point.
If the name is familiar, it’s likely because you’ve seen Eiling on The Flash TV series (played by Clancy Brown).
Going back to the role that both Hardy and Gyllenhall passed on, one site claims that Jon Bernthal (Fury) and Joel Edgerton (Warrior) are now being considered for the role of Rick Flag in Suicide Squad. One completely out of the blue bit of casting may be the addition of Joe Manganiello (True Blood) as Deathstroke! Take that with a pinch of salt for now of course, but having him play a role in the movie would be very interesting.
As for Aquaman, we heard late last year that Jeff Nichols (Mud) was possibly being considered to direct, but another candidate has now emerged in the form of 300: Rise of an Empire helmer Noam Murro.
Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) is set to play the titular superhero both in this movie, as well as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Possibly joining him though will be Star Trek and DREDD star Karl Urban for what is being described as an “unspecified supporting role”. As always, stay tuned for more…