DCEU supervillains are going to be raging in the dark rooms again. Scheduled for this summer, The Suicide Squad will feature Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and others. Which will be responsible for accomplishing a suicidal mission. An explosive feature film which will not however be a sequel to the very disappointing Suicide Squad. Release date, screenplay, casting, here’s everything you need to know.
Aside from its iconic superheroes, DC Comics is full of fearsome villains. Some have in particular a very complex personality like the Joker or Harley Quinn. Others are totally ubiquitous like Peacemaker, a kind of anti-hero ready to commit massacres to obtain peace. They all have a strong narrative potential that DC Films seeks to make the best use of in its audiovisual productions.
Released in 2019, Todd Phillips’ film Joker was a huge success thanks in particular to the dazzling acting game of Joaquin Phoenix. On the other hand, the same cannot be said of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad unveiled in 2016. Developing the adventures of Task Force X, a squad of supervillains mobilized by the authorities to carry out impossible missions, he had greatly disappointed. The fault in particular with a scenario completely disjointed and incomprehensible, as we indicated it at the time in our criticism of Suicide Squad.
Five years later, James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) has taken up the torch to make a second installment on the crazy band of DC villains. With the aim of making people forget the disastrous first film which will not therefore be remembered. The director seems confident in any case: “It is the greatest film that I have made”, he confides in the making-of. In anticipation of its release, here is all the information you need to know about The Suicide Squad.
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The Suicide Squad: is it a sequel or a reboot?
The Suicide Squad will be independent from the much-maligned first installment. Hence the fact that it is not titled Suicide Squad 2. As the producer Peter Safran indicates, no reference to the events narrated in Suicide Squad will be made in the film. It is therefore not a sequel. But we can’t say either that this is a total reboot given the presence of several protagonists appearing in the 2016 film. “ It is for this reason that it is simply called the Suicide Squad of James Gunn “, slice the producer, quoted by Comicbook.
The Suicide Squad : quelle intrigue ?
The feature film will once again pull the narrative strings of Task Force X. As a reminder, this is a team of criminals and supervillains as violent as they are sassy. Under the aegis of the intransigent Amanda Waller, the squad is unofficially mobilized to carry out missions considered far too perilous for the army. If the targets are met, the prison sentences for criminals are reduced. But they have no interest in playing revolutionaries, as their boss quite rightly points out:
“You know the rules. If you complete the mission successfully, you get a ten-year remission. But if you disobey me in anything, I will blow up the explosive device in your neck ”, so can we hear in the trailer. The plot will begin in the hell of Bella Reve. Prison with the highest death rate on the other side of the Atlantic, it is filled with bloodthirsty criminals ready to do anything to taste new horizons.
To do this, some agree to join Task Force X to participate in a mission that promises to be incredibly complex. After having recovered a sacred arsenal, they will be sent to the island of Corto Maltese. A mysterious place where many antagonists prevail like the terrible Starro but also guerrillas and neo-Nazis. The objective will be to remove all traces of Operation Starfish. According to Empire, this will include removing a prison and a laboratory dating from the Nazi era where inmates have undergone experiments.
It will therefore be necessary to deal with Starro, an alien taking the form of a gigantic starfish. Endowed with great intelligence, this creature seeks to establish its domination over the world. We can also see his impressive strike force and swarming spores in the latest trailer for The Suicide Squad.
The Suicide Squad : quel casting ?
In addition to the return of Margot Robbie in the costume of the chocoholic Harley Quinn, we will also find Jai Courtney who will again camp Captain Boomerang. As mentioned above, the big boss Amanda Waller will be there, played by Viola Davis. Among the newcomers, we can not wait to discover the performance of John Cena who will play the role of Peacemaker. “A guy who believes in peace at all costs, no matter how many people he has to kill in the process”, according to the portrait painted by the director.
Sylvester Stallone is also part of the adventure, lending his voice to King Shark, an Aquaman antagonist who seems a tad silly. It will also be necessary to count on Idris Elba who will appear in the guise of Bloodsport. This supervillain is behind bars for attempting to kill Superman with a kryptonite bullet. He still managed to send the Man of Steel to resuscitation. Little motivated by the idea of joining the Suicide Squad, the sniper will however change his mind to prevent his daughter from being imprisoned.
Bloodsport is in prison for taking him down with a kryptonite bullet. If you believe these covers, he may not be the bad guy in that situation. #TheSuicideSquad
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 12, 2021
Here is the rest of the cast of The Suicide Squad. Note, however, the absence of Will Smith (Deadshot) or that of Jared Leto (Joker):
- Joel Kinnaman: Rick Flag
- Steve Agee: King Shark (movements) and John Economos
- Peter Capaldi : Clifford DeVoe
- David Dastmalchian : Abner Krill
- Daniela Melchior : Ratcatcher II
- Michael Rooker : Brian Durlin
- Alice Braga : Sol Soria
- Pete Davidson : Richard Hertz
- Nathan Fillion : Floyd Belkin
- Sean Gunn : John Monroe
- Flula Borg : Javelin
The Suicide Squad: when to release?
In France, The Suicide Squad will appear on July 28 in theaters. A cocktail of action and humor in perspective that we hope to live up to. Pending its release, you can discover the different trailers below: