Jai Courtney didn’t hit the big time with A Good Day To Die Hard as many expected, but he’s got another shot at the a-list next year playing Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genisys. Now he’s in the process of booking another major role, as Variety reports he’s in talks to star in Warner/DC’s Suicide Squad.
It’s suggested he’ll be Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot, who will be one of the film’s array of supervillains, who have all been captured but are offered the chance for redemption by taking on a mission from which none of them are expected to return alive.
It’s previously been reported that Margot Robbie is being eyed to play Harley Quinn and Jared Leto for The Joker, it’s also suggested Tom Hardy and Will Smith may be involved, with Jesse Eisenberg possibly reprising his role as Lex Luthor from Batman v Superman.
David Ayer is set to direct, with an early 2015 shoot expected. An August 5th, 2016 release date has already been set.