The DC Comics movie universe just keeps on growing. It has been confirmed that the "Suicide Squad" has recruited its newest members in the form of Scott Eastwood and Raymond Olubowale.
Eastwood, son of the Western-movie hero-turned-director Clint Eastwood, confirmed to Entertainment Tonight the rumors that he’ll join the team of superhuman baddies licensed by the government to take on outrageous missions in exchange for a less prison time.
“I’m doing a movie called ‘Suicide Squad,’” he told the outlet, in what is perhaps the clearest confirmation in Hollywood history.
What's unclear is whom the 29-year-old actor will play. An early report from Latino Review claims he’s signed on to bring the comic book character Col. Steve Trevor to the big screen. Comic fans will remember him for being a love interest to Wonder Woman. As we know, Wonder Woman will be brought to life in the coming DC comics film “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” by Gal Gadot. But nothing has been confirmed by Warner Bros., so all that’s known right now is that Eastwood will have a part in the movie.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Sun reports that professional boxer Olubowale is in Canada filming “Suicide Squad” as well. Referring to it by its working title, “Bravo 14,” the boxer turned actor confirmed that he’ll be suiting up alongside cast members like Eastwood to start shooting in the coming months. “Suicide Squad” is scheduled to hit theaters Aug. 5, 2016, in the U.S.
The duo will be making their debut in the DC Comics world along with Jared Leto (the Joker), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Will Smith (Deadshot), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and Cara Delevingne (the Enchantress).
The gang of superhuman bad guys will make their way into theaters just two months after the superhero-packed follow-up to “Man of Steel,” which will introduce characters like Wonder Woman, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa).