Since the announcement was made that Jared Leto would be playing The Joker in David Ayers’ supervillain team up film ‘Suicide Squad,’ there has been a school of thought that placed the Clown Prince of Crime as the main antagonist of the movie. After all, Mister J has never really been a team player and it would be really interesting to see Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn go toe to toe with her beloved. However, it looks like the DC Comics villains will be dealing with a much bigger threat when the Warner Bros. adaptation hits theaters next year.
According to Latino Review, Will Smith’s Deadshot and the rest of the team in ‘Suicide Squad’ will actually be squaring off against Antiphon and his terrorist cell called Onslaught. Word is that the group is hunting superheroes and supervillains alike for their own agenda, but that agenda is still a mystery to us. And though the actor has recently been connected to another role in the film, the report also says that Ed Harris is rumored to star as Antiphon. Check out the scoop below from El Mayimbe’s Instagram:
Meet the head bad guy in #SUICIDESQUAD – #ANTIPHON who leads a badass terrorist cell called #ONSLAUGHT which is up against #DEADSHOT & the rest of the Suicide Squad. Onslaught are hunting super heroes & villains for their own agenda. They’re like a special ops team made up of mercenaries. Antiphon is a burn victim & has a prosthetic leg. Ed Harris was rumored for the role. Once Antiphon is officially cast will let you guys know. Tune in tomorrow & Friday for more cool stuff from the upcoming #DC #film which is shaping up to be really dope! #dccu #dccomics #cinematic #universe
Onslaught has appeared in many incarnations over the years in the comics, but regardless of the lineup the group has always consisted of super-powered terrorists-for-hire. They also have a rich history with Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg and Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller. Currently, the rumored lineup consists of Antiphon, Digital Djinn, Hyve, Rustam, and Tolteca, but no matter who we end up with on the team, there’s certainly a ton of source material for Ayers to draw from to make this film pretty epic.
What do you think about Antiphon as the main antagonist for ‘Suicide Squad’? Who do you think will make up the rest of the Onslaught team? Let us know in the comments below.
‘Suicide Squad’ starring Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto hits theaters on August 5, 2016.