The Suicide Squad Main Team Confirmed:
2016’s Suicide Squad made some waves with the audience. Well, sort of. Some loved it, and some found it to be ambiguous. Hence, the critics were dubious where they should call it a hit, or a flop, which eventually landed the movie’s fate in the land of mediocrity. And now, finally, we are getting the reboot, and the main team of the new – The Suicide Squad directed by James Gunn, has just been confirmed. Trust me when I tell you this, things are about to get really exciting. The cast is literally star-studded. This part sequel and part reboot film feature the return of characters like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag, Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller, and Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang. Joining the returning Suicide Squad cast are John Cena, Idris Elba, Pete Davidson, and Peter Capaldi, with a few others.
Not much of the plot is known yet, but early looks at the film teased a new location on some sort of tropical island instead of the ruined cityscape Task Force X traversed in the original film. It sounds like The Suicide Squad is shaping up to be even more off-the-wall than initially thought, though. The film’s official synopsis from Warner Bros. confirms the members of the new team, specifically naming Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and Harley Quinn.
New characters making their way to the Suicide Squad will only make the movie more exciting, including a totally different shoot location. All this combined leaves us thinking of the plot, really. The entire color tone and the presence of the characters is drastically different from 2016’s Suicide Squad. Now, this looks like a good development because it is not entirely a sequel, but a reboot as well, and maybe the last shot to make the Suicide Squad a hit amongst the fans.
The synopsis also teases the deadliness of their new assignment and just where the gang will get dropped off. As previously revealed, Task Force X will be deployed to the island of Corto Maltese, a name instantly recognizable to fans of the comics. Read the full synopsis below:
Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
In the comics, the island is off the coast of South America and frequently sees rebel uprisings. In one comic plot line, the U.S. and Soviet Union both get involved in the politics of Corto Maltese and, with the potential for two different Task Force X squads, members of the Suicide Squad could go head to head in the film. The movie has been teased as being in the vein of 1970s war films, and Corto Maltese seems key to this. The large roster of characters would certainly allow for this, and Gunn has said “no character was protected by DC,” so it’s likely everyone on the list in the synopsis will not make it out of the film alive.
2016’s Suicide Squad tried to do this, killing off a few characters here and there, but Gunn seems insistent his film will be different. With the connection to the comics and the promises of a bloody, R-rated thrill ride, it sounds like Gunn is making good on his promise to revamp The Suicide Squad and bring something new and exciting to the table, which the DC Extended Universe desperately needs. Looks like Gunn really wants to portray the movie exactly in its name – Suicide. We expect to see something gruesome, and hardcore action. The synopsis tells us a lot about the movie.
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