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Suicide Squad: It looks like Scott Eastwood isn’t who you think he is

July 10th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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The rumours have been flying around ever since Scott Eastwood was announced to be in Suicide Squad, but no name was given to his character. This of course lead to Internet speculation, with possible names such as Steve Trevor, Deathstroke or even Dick Grayson being thrown around. Well, it seems that we now know who he is, but we hope your hopes aren’t up too high.

German site Cinemaxx (don’t worry, it isn’t as dodgy a link as it sounds) has a lot of the cast listed off, including Eastwood. They have him down as Lt “GQ” Edwards, presumably getting that nickname from those chiseled good looks…

Sorry, we’re getting sidetracked. So it’s a character that doesn’t seem to match with anyone we know from the comics, but this could just be a smokescreen, hiding his true identity (we can still hold on to some hope, right?!)

Another reveal from the site has Ike Barinholtz listed as Captain Griggs. Now there is a Wonder Woman supporting character called Major Keith Griggs in the books, but this is probably a coincidence.

So, no Deathstroke, but as we said this could just all be smoke and mirrors. Or the website has false information. We’ll find out in just less than a month.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….