Just a few more days until Warner Bros' hotly anticipated anti-hero movie Suicide Squad is released in both UK and US cinemas and it's safe to say, the fans are done waiting! While even DC Comics lovers aren't entirely sure what the plot is going to be yet, one thing has been certain for more than a year, and that's which characters will be onscreen, from Cara Delevingne's Enchantress to Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Jared Leto's Joker.

So to gear everyone up for Friday (5 August), IBTimes UK is rolling out a day-by-day guide as to who's who in the film. Today, we have Deadshot and Captain Boomerang...


Played by: American actor Will Smith

Character's real name: Floyd Lawton

Main adversaries: Cheshire, Amanda Waller, Adam Reed, Calculator, Cowboy, Wes Anselm, Deadline, David Cain and Batman

As the name suggests, Deadshot is known as a highly-skilled marksman who never misses his target however he was initially regarded as a crime fighter in the comics. But when Batman discovers he wants to replace him as Gotham's Dark Knight, he soon becomes the latter's enemy, and Batman - along with Commissioner Gordon - manages to send him to prison.

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Deadshot and Captain Boomerang are the latest DC Comics characters explained in our character guide Warner Bros. Pictures

After he served his time, he begins working as a hired assassin while his backstory reveals that he accidentally shot and killed his brother in childhood with his own rifle, when trying to put an end to his father's abusive ways - something that still psychologically affects him. While Deadshot did have a son named Edward who was killed by Wes Anselm in the comics, in Suicide Squad, it is only known that he has a daughter whom he worries over constantly.

Apart from the Suicide Squad, he has also been a member of the Secret Six; an organisation created by Mockingbird (who is actually Lex Luthor). Luthor lured his players in by offering a major reward if they enrolled in his schemes and simultaneously threatened punishment if they didn't.

Will Smith in Suicide Squad
Will Smith portrays expert marksman Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot Warner Bros. Pictures

Captain Boomerang

Played by: Australian actor Jai Courtney, best known for his roles in the Divergent series, A Good Day To Die Hard and Terminator Genisys

Character's real name: George "Digger" Harkness

Main adversaries: Mindboggler (to some extent), Bolt, Cliff Carmichael, Jack Drake and The Flash

Australian character Harkness first discovered his skills with a boomerang when he was just a child living in poverty, before he moved to American and landed the perfect job acting as spokesman for a toy boomerang company. He soon tired of life on the straight-and-narrow however and turned to a life of theft and other crime. During this time, he became a recurring enemy of Barry Allen (aka The Flash) and went on to become a staple member of the Rogues, a group of baddies hellbent on taking the speedy do-gooder.

He later joined the Suicide Squad upon Amanda Waller's encouragement, however his grating personality, misbehaviour and blatant racism caused the rest of the team to consider him dangerous, cowardly and an undependable asset. Additionally, he was often referred to as the class clown and the prankster of the squad.

Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang
Jai Courtney lends himself - accent included - to George 'Digger' Harkness aka Captain Boomerang Warner Bros. Pictures

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