Suicide Squad made a big splash during its pre-production when announcing an all-star cast that includes Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Jared Leto. I mean talk about big talent for a villain focused film. So we’ve seen a handful of photos of Leto as The Joker through leaks and social media promotion from both Leto and David Ayer. Now we have a photo which reveals Will Smith as Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot wearing gangster style civilian clothing.
In the modern comics, Deadshot’s daughter is a big part of the character’s back story as far as pressuring the assassin to provide his services to the Suicide Squad program. There’s speculation that high ranking government agent Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) could be allowing Deadshot some father/daughter time in between missions, as some sort of incentive. To me, it looks more like a flashback sequence as a means to humanize the character as more of an anti-hero. This being the dark universe that DC is becoming, Ayer could decide that something tragically happens to his daughter that pushes him to being Deadshot. Many options that could be explored, but only speculation for now.
This photo reminds me how cool it is to see Will Smith as part of an ensemble cast. i’m looking forward to seeing him play a villain and I have not a doubt he’ll make the character awesome and more popular than its ever been.
Suicide Squad also stars Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Scott Eastwood, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jim Parrack, Jay Hernandez, and Common. The film opens in theaters on August 5, 2016