Following Tom Hardy’s departure from the role of Rick Flag, Variety reports that Jake Gyllenhaal has passed on the offer to play Flag in David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad.’ Warner Bros. Pictures has yet to comment.
Written and Directed by David Ayer. Produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.
Stars: Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. Viola Davis is still in negotiations to play Amanda Waller, while Jesse Eisenberg is still in talks to reprise his role as Lex Luthor.
‘Suicide Squad’ is set to be released on August 5th, 2016.