According to The Wrap, Suicide Squad’s long quest to replace Tom Hard for Rick Flagg has finally come to an end. Joel Kinnaman will take the role. People who forgot RoboCop will have to remember who Joel Kinnaman is.
That was mean, but I’m not sold on Kinnaman yet. As an actor, he faces a real uphill battle because his name is spelled way different than it sounds, and my autocorrect isn’t having it. You just don’t get that shit from Julliard graduates. (Apologies if Kinnaman actually graduated from Julliard.) I sort of liked the guy in RoboCop, but feel the real “is this guy another Jai Courtney” test will come with Run All Night. Or maybe I’m just looking for more excuses to see Run All Night.
As for Suicide Squad, Kinnaman joins a pretty stacked cast. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney (oh), Jared Leto, and Cara Delevigne are already set to be in the film. And even if they weren’t, it’s a David Ayer jam, so there will be weirdness involved, either way.