Jai Courtney May be Playing Deadshot in David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’!

by: Jay Carlson

Variety is reporting that Terminator: Genisys and A Good Day To Die Hard star Jai Courtney is circling the role of Deadshot in David Ayer’s upcoming adaptation of DC Comics Suicide Squad.

Courtney has never really won me over as an actor. I didn’t care for him at all as John McClane in the last Die Hard,film but I thought he was a great bad guy in the underrated Jack Reacher. 

In the DC Comics universe Deadshot is a primarily a Batman villain, making his first appearance in Batman #59 in 1950. He’s been a staple in the Suicide Squad comic in recent years, having been recruited to the team after being sentenced to life in prison after the failed assassination attempt of a US Senator. Eventually becoming team leader due to his performance under pressure.

Casting rumors for Suicide Squad have been running rampant the last couple weeks with Margot Robbie close to taking the role of Harley Quinn and Jared Leto being courted to play The Joker.

What do you think of Jai Courtney as Deadshot?