The Suicide Squad is shaping up perfectly. With the recent addition of Sylvester Stallone as King Shark, things look more promising than before. This particular flick is specially curated by James Gunn. 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.
The plot is still unknown yet. But early looks at the film teased a new location called Jotunheim, 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 movie has been making some serious moves. Den of Geek has revealed the magazine cover for its upcoming issue that will highlight James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. The new image showcases the team’s legendary cast, which will include multiple new characters and returning favorites from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Check it out below:
Director James Gunn acknowledged the issue’s announcement whilst also noting that they “completely finished the movie this week” including all the VFX. Check out the tweet below:
James Gunn has said something serious about the movie. He has made it clear that the fans should not get too attached to the film’s cast. This means that some of the heroes might not make it by the end of the film. James Gunn took time on Twitter to respond to an article from ScreenRant which was retweeted by a fan. Gunn retorted, “this is overly optimistic, to say the least,” indicating that the death toll in The Suicide Squad will be well over 7:
This is overly optimistic to say the least. https://t.co/A7qqciurT8
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 17, 2021
With a cast so big, it is believable that this particular movie will prove to be highly beneficial for DC. The first trailer for the film recently broke records, as it revealed DC’s craziest and most violent film so far with the best look yet at the entire team. With such marketing benchmarks in place, The Suicide Squad will definitely set the bar high for future DC projects. 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. If James Gunn’s iteration proves to be as successful as people think, then the Suicide Squad members have a long future in DC.
The film’s official synopsis from Warner Bros. confirms the members of the new team. The full synopsis reads:
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.