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Suicide Squad Rumors Include Karl Urban and More

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Another day, another batch of Suicide Squad rumors.

With Tom Hardy bailing on the role of Rick Flag, names of actors said to be in contention have been hitting the net.

The latest comes from JoBlo, who states Karl Urban is being eyed for the role of a younger Rick Flag.

Apparently, Suicide Squad may have Rick Flag Sr. and Jr.; up for Rick Flag Sr. is said to be Ed Harris and Max Martini.

General Lane, Lois’ father, is also mentioned, with Gary Sinise possibly up for that role, which as noted would be a nice connection to Man of Steel and Superman.

Joe Manganiello is again said to be the first choice for Deathstroke; new details mention Deathstroke is a hired assassin competing with the Suicide Squad and not a part of the team.

The Joker is said to be inspired by Hannibal Lecter with scars all over his body from battles with Batman. It’s said The Joker plays mind games with people and twists their minds.

Info for the Enchantress states the character is “really powerful” and is instrumental in the film’s prison riot/breakout finale.

The Batman cameo that was previously rumored is said to feature Batman on a security camera, with an appearance by Ben Affleck dependent on his schedule.

I’ll also throw out that Jesse Eisenberg is rumored to appear as Lex Luthor, and how he could fit in the movie is that he partners up with the head of the Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller, as they both don’t like the Justice League (got the idea from watching the Justice League cartoon last night).

Suicide Squad has an August 6, 2016 release directed by David Ayer starring Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Viola Davis is said to be up for Amanda Waller.

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Batman Reboot Has Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, More As Contenders

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:9965:]]A reported list of top contenders for the Batman reboot has surfaced.

Though it’s reported that the script is still being written and casting has yet to begin, The Hollywood Reporter says they have inklings from sources that up for the new Batman is Josh Brolin, Joe Maganiello, Richard Armitage, Max Martini and Matthew Goode.

It’s said that Brolin, 46, is liked a lot by Warner Bros. with it said he is the frontrunner, while still another source dismisses the notion as casting hasn’t begun.

Gosling is 32; Maganiello 36; Armitage 41; Martini 43; Goode 35.

The report goes on to stress that sources state any talk of casting is premature, but this hasn’t stopped insiders and agencies from drawing up a list of names.

Our own DC Entertainment Source has told us Warner Bros. seems to be going for a younger Batman, which makes sense as it’s a new character, with Tyler Hoechlin.

Superman/Batman, the sequel to Man of Steel, goes into production next year for a 2015 release starring HenryCavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the Man of Steel and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.

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