Now that we’ve reported that Amanda Waller’s favorite group of scoundrels, ne’er-do-wells, and out-and-out criminals might be hitting the silver screen, the real question on everyone’s mind — which villains will make the cut? And who might be playing them?
Rick Flag: The glue that binds this machine together. A leader who is ruthless enough to keep this band of crooks in line. How about Max Martini from Saving Private Ryan?
Captain Cold: An underappreciated villain next to icons like the Joker and Lex Luthor, this is a guy who not only shoots ice, but oozes character. If they want to stick to the grizzled old vet characterization from the Geoff Johns run of the Flash, I’d say Chris Cooper from American Beauty would be on the top of the list.
Deadshot: Another mainstay of the group, Deadshot’s deadpan honesty and downright scummy behavior makes him a jerk you love to hate. Yet his perfect aim also gives plenty of opportunities for some hard-core action sequences. If he’s not too overexposed after his turns in Watchmen and the Losers, how’s about Jeffrey Dean Morgan?
Bronze Tiger: The squad’s resident tough guy (and considering their membership, that’s saying a lot). He’s also the least amoral of the bunch (which also says a lot), given his relationship with Vixen. But the square haircut has got to go. Shemar Moore from the dearly departed Birds of Prey is a possibility.
Nightshade: With her shadow-wielding abilities, Nightshade can even make Superman stop in his tracks. This one isn’t quite as hard, considering she wears a mask — Summer Glau from Serenity could certainly play the part.
Count Vertigo: A smarmy royal with the power to turn your world inside out. Paul Bettany I think could pull this part off, so long as he keeps his accent to an obnoxious-enough level.
Poison Ivy: Boy, this is a character that’s seen better days. While I’m not sure if we’ll see the sultry siren of science since the debacle that was Batman and Robin, if we saw a new Poison Ivy, I would nominate Portia de Rossi from Ally McBeal.
Amanda Waller: CCH Pounder, from Face/Off and the Shield. ‘Nuff said.
What say you, Rama readers?