DC Comics' Suicide Squad is officially headed to the big screen, and Fury director David Ayer is the guy who's going to take it there. The director recently talked about the movie calling it the "Dirty Dozen with supervillains." We've also heard reports that Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith have all been approached for roles in the film, but we still have no confirmation of that.
Today we've learned from Deadline that Warner Bros is now in discussions with Jesse Eisenberg to join the movie as Lex Luthor. The villainous character will first be introduced in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and now they want to bring him into Suicide Squad, and I'm sure he'll end up popping up in other DC Entertainment movies as well.
The Suicide Squad centers on a team of supervillains who are given a second chance by the government for redemption. They send them out on dangerous missions that will likely get them killed. It will be interesting to see how Luthor will be utilized in this film, if they can make the deal work.
I'm especially curious to see how Warner Bros. actually tries to tie these movies together, and if it will work just as well as what Marvel has been doing. Do you think they can pull it off?