The cast for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was announced yesterday, and it seems like all the rumours were true. Variety is reporting that the DC Entertainment film production has locked down Jared Leto, Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, and Cara Delevingne. This is probably one of the best casts for a super villain movie; the first of its kind?

The movie is based on the DC Comic, the story of which “centres on the team of super villains who are given a chance at redemption by the government. The catch: Their mission will probably kill them all.”

Here’s the list of actors and the characters that they will be playing in the movie:

Jared Leto – The Joker
Will Smith – Deadshot
Tom Hardy – Rick Flagg
Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn
Jai Courtney – Boomerang
Cara Delevinge – Enchantress

Warner Bros. President Greg Silverman said in a statement,

“The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under David Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”

We’re really excited that Jared Leto is appointed to handle the complex character that is The Joker; he’s an amazing actor (singer… not so much) and we’re hoping he makes The Joker his own, and that it’s more in the line of what the late great Heath Ledger did. Dark and sinister!

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The movie hits theatres on August 5th, 2016,