With production for Suicide Squad set to begin in the coming weeks, we have word of a couple more additions to its impressive cast. Firstly, actor Scott Eastwood – aka the son of the legendary Clint Eastwood – revealed to eTalk that he has been in Toronto preparing for a role in the DC supervillain ensemble. “I’m doing a movie up there called Suicide Squad,” he says, before adding, “I can’t tell you anything. It’s all under shhhh.”
Eastwood was recently spotted alongside co-star Cara Delevingne – who plays Enchantress in Suicide Squad – during Toronto Fashion Week, sparking speculation of a role in the movie. He admits that most of his time in Toronto was spent preparing for his unknown role. Eastwood previously worked with writer-director David Ayer on Fury.
Meanwhile, boxer-turned-actor Raymond Olubowale – who appears in Pixels this summer – confirmed that he is also in Suicide Squad during an interview with Toronto Sun. He had this to say about his growing acting career. “It’s fantastic, genuinely fantastic. It’s an opportunity to never grow up. You’re just one big kid playing make-believe and you’re compensated well.”
Olubowale’s character in Suicide Squad is unknown, although rumor has it that he will be playing King Shark. That makes sense, especially since the villain, frequently depicted as a Squad member, was rumored to be in the film a couple months ago. Of course, it is not official that this is who Olubowale is playing. Expect his and/or Eastwood’s roles to be officially announced by Warner Bros. soon.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters August 5th, 2016. The third installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis and Jared Leto. David Ayer writes and directs.