Jon Bernthal and Scott Wilson were at the Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con this weekend and they mostly talked about their experience working on the hit zombie series The Walking Dead. However, a couple of fans asked Bernthal about working on the World War II movie Fury with director David Ayer. That led to a question about the DC Comics movie Suicide Squad, and Bernthal had an interesting answer to one of those questions.
Bernthal said that he loved working on Fury, saying that he really got to know his fellow cast members and said it was an honor to make a movie paying respect to the real life soldiers who fought in World War II. He also went on to compliment David Ayer, saying that the director is one of the best working today and has a huge, bright, future in Hollywood.
David Ayer will next direct the DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad, the first DC Comics movie announced for the huge wave of DC Comics films that will follow Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. A fan mentioned how a lot of directors will want to work with their favorite actors again on future projects and asked if Bernthal would accept a role in Suicide Squad if asked.
Bernthal said, and I quote, ” I can’t talk about that right now.”
When the moderator mentioned that the Internet can thank Jon Bernthal for that, the actor went into repair mode and said that he didn’t mean it like that and that he loved working with David Ayer and would like to work with him in the future. However, he never denied that he was up for a role and never mentioned it again.
With that said, the only reason an actor would say that can’t talk about something is because there is something to talk about. That makes it look like either Jon Bernthal is at least up for a role in Suicide Squad or he is actively pursuing it.
El Mayimbe from Latino Review reported a rumored lineup for the Suicide Squad. Deadshot will be in it, which is no shock since he is the longest tenured member in the comics. Captain Boomerang is another. The other rumored members include Vixen, Blockbuster, Mindboggler, Jaculi and Multiplex. I could see Jon Bernthal as Multiplex (who recently appeared on TV’s The Flash) but I would love to see him get the role as Captain Boomerang, who is said to be one of the leads in the movie. Pair him with one of the major stars that they are looking at casting to play Deadshot, and that could be huge for Bernthal’s career.
Through his entire appearance at Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con, Bernthal seemed like one of the nicest, down-to-earth guys in the lineup and he really deserves all the success that he can find in Hollywood. Who would you want to see Jon Bernthal play if he does sign up for Suicide Squad? Chime in below with your thoughts.