In addition to Joel Kinnaman’s confirmation that he will be playing Rick Flagg Jr. in Suicide Squad, yesterday’s press junket for the upcoming Run All Night thriller also saw veteran actor Ed Harris address the rumors from earlier this year that said he was “under consideration” for Rick Flagg Sr. “I don’t know anything about that,” said the four-time Oscar-nominated thespian, via ScreenRant. “Joel mentioned that there was something he wanted me to look at, or think about doing, but I don’t know if that was it or not.” So, perhaps the “rumor” sprouted from Joel Kinnaman pursuing Harris to play his supervillain character’s father in the hotly-anticipated DC Comics adpatation.
Anyhow, later during the Run All Night press junket, Kinnaman had talked more about his role in Suicide Squad, and praised writer/director David Ayer. “I love the script,” said the Robocop star. “It’s super entertaining and David Ayer is a really interesting director. You know there’s a lot of flashy directors who are good with the camera, but when you get people who are from another aspect of filmmaking into a director’s role, you’re always very happy if it’s a writer or an editor, because those are the storytellers, and David is really a storyteller… Even though this is a massive superhero production it’s an amazing story.” He continued, “The conversations we’ve had about the characters are really interesting, and he really gets to the bottom of things. Sometimes you’re worried, if you’re going to do a film like that, that it’s just going to be superhero fun but nothing’s going to go under the surface. But here I feel like we can get both.” What do you think?Directed by David Ayer from his script, Suicide Squad stars Will Smith (Deadshot), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Jared Leto (the Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), with Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), and Jessie Eisenberg (Lex Luthor). The film opens August 5, 2016!