Will Smith & Margot Robbie Talk Suicide Squad’s Rick Flagg



Tom Hardy was originally set to play Rick Flagg in the David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad movie; however, Hardy left the project.

Then it was said Jake Gyllenhaal passed as well, and the current rumors are stating Karl Urban is up for the role.

Now USA Today catches up with Will Smith and Margot Robbie on the set of their latest movie Focus.

“We’ve still got to get it right, Smith said.

“This happens all the time,” Robbie added. “People act like, ‘Oh my god, the movie must be ending!’ It’s just the deal with movies.” [Not to mention] a lot of the characters haven’t been portrayed before so it’s a pretty big undertaking. And it’s a big undertaking for the people who are going to play the characters who have been played, like the Joker (to be played by Jared Leto). It’s big shoes to fill.”

“[David Ayer] turned the screenplay in before Christmas,” Smith continued. “What happens is Hollywood shuts down. But he was still working and he wanted to (start shooting) April 13th. So it takes a couple weeks to gear back up at the top of the year and people have taken (other) movies. He’s moving really quickly.”

Robbie agrees: “It’s almost impossible to get a movie all together when there are two main cast members, let alone an ensemble cast with everyone’s schedules. It’s crazy if it works out.”

“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.