12:51pm PT by Etan Vlessing
David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad' to Shoot in Toronto For Warner Bros.
David Ayer's Suicide Squad will be shooting in Toronto.
The big-budget actioner, with a working title Bravo 14, has booked into Pinewood Toronto Studios for pre-production starting in February. The Fury director will then have the cameras rolling on the Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment feature from mid-April to September in and around Toronto.
Jai Courtney, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are in the final stages of talks for roles. Colin Wilson is producing.
The Suicide Squad team, also known as Task Force X, was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru, and first appeared in Brave and the Bold No. 25. Its most recent iteration includes the characters Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and Harley Quinn.
The DC property about convicted supervillains who are given a chance to redeem themselves through dangerous missions has been in the works for some time at Warner Bros.
The studio will release the picture on Aug. 5, 2016, as part of a slate of DC Entertainment properties.