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Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Ryan Gosling wanted by DC for Suicide Squad
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Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Ryan Gosling wanted by DC for Suicide Squad

Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie are among the actors that Warner Brothers are reportedly lining up to star in its new big screen adaptation of The Suicide Squad. 

The studio announced yesterday (October 15th) that the first Suicide Squad movie is due for release in 2016, with Fury director David Ayer already tapped to be behind the camera on the movie. 

The Suicide Squad are a gang of villains and criminals, who are put together and forced by the US government into service as a disposable black ops team. They are led by a government operative Dr Amanda Waller.

Gosling is also in the running to play Doctor Strange in the new Marvel adaptation, meaning he has both comic book giants compeiting for his services, reports The Hollywood Reporter. 

The announcement of a Suicide Squad movie came as part of a series of announcements of new projects from Warner Brothers chairman Kevin Tsujihara, with movies based on a series of iconic properties due for release in the coming years. 

Tsujihara also confirmed that both Wonder Woman and Justice League Part One are due in 2017, Aquaman is set for 2018Shazam and Justice League Part Two for 2019, and Cyborg and a new Green Lantern for 2020.

He also revealed that Ezra Miller, star of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and We Need To Talk About Kevin, has signed up to play The Flash in a new big-budget Hollywood movie version of the iconic comic book.

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