The ‘Suicide Squad’ rumors just keep flowing! First came the word that Raymond Olubowale had been cast as the villainous King Shark, and now similar rumors are beginning to circulate about Scott Eastwood’s character. Unlike most of the film’s already crowded cast, Eastwood’s rumored part is that of a character who has traditionally been on the side of the angels: that of Steve Trevor.
One of the most enduring of Wonder Woman’s supporting characters, Trevor has often served as a love interest for the Amazon princess. Originally described as an Air Force pilot in the Golden Age origin tale as well as in George Perez’s post-Crisis revamp, Trevor has recently been depicted as working somewhat more closely with Amanda Waller, first serving as Wonder Woman’s liaison and later as head of A.R.G.U.S. (Advanced Research Group for Uniting Superhumans).
Given that ‘Suicide Squad’ is said to draw much of its inspiration from the New 52-era comics, it stands to reason that Trevor’s role in the film will be similar to the latter depiction: a government agent of some description, likely employed by or otherwise affiliated with Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis in the film), who will eventually become involved with the fledgling Justice League.
Though the character has often been depicted in animation, ‘Suicide Squad‘ would only be the second live action appearance that Steve Trevor has made to date, the other being Lynda Carter’s 1975 ‘Wonder Woman’ TV series. Trevor was also featured in David E. Kelley’s aborted ‘Wonder Woman’ pilot in 2011, but the project never came to fruition.
Like an earlier ‘Suicide Squad’ rumor on which we’ve reported, this also sheds light on the sort of continuity that DC may be developing for their cinematic universe. Reportedly, although Eastwood’s Trevor will have a relatively small part in ‘Suicide Squad,’ this will serve to establish the character in advance of the larger role he is expected to have in the following summer’s ‘Wonder Woman’ film.
‘Suicide Squad’ will land in theaters on August 5, 2016.
Source: Latino Review