Suicide Squad is a task force comprised of super villains, created by a secret government agency run by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), named A.R.G.U.S.They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences.
So, it’s a bit like that series Breakout Kings, which ran for two seasons and ended on a cliffhanger. Because it was cancelled. Because no-one watched it. So you probably haven’t heard of the TV series I’m wishing was still running. But anyway…
Suicide Squad picks up right after Batman V Superman, and since I don’t read the comics for these things, I stumbled onto a giant spoiler about the outcome of that movie. Hmmm…. well done IMDB. It was on this page, but don’t go there unless you want to know who wins between Batman and Superman. Presuming that’s right, but then it’s all fiction anyway.
The film stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne (why?) as Enchantress, Ben Affleck as Batman, Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot, plus Common and Scott Eastwood, but the star of this piece is Jared Leto as The Joker who looks superb.
Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th 2016 in the UK, the same date as the US, and it’s written and directed by David Ayer (Sabotage).
Check out the trailer below and click on the group image for the ful-size version:
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