Suicide Squad to Set Up Production in Toronto

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The Hollywood Reporter brings word this afternoon that Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC adaptation Suicide Squad will set up shop in Toronto, Canada at their Pinewood extension starting in February. Following two months of pre-production, the film will shoot from April until September in the city, which has hosted a number of comic book adaptations such as Blade II, Fantastic Four, both Kick-Ass films, and the original X-Men.

Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn. The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team.

The previously-reported Jai Courtney, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto all still reportedly in talks for roles in the film, which will be directed by David Ayer (End of Watch, Fury). Suicide Squad is slated to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.