Suicide Squad is now just a month away from its release, and to mark the occasion, Entertainment Weekly dropped their Suicide Squad heavy issue, which shows off a ton of new things. Not only have we seen the trailers and everything possible to get us stoked to see this movie, but we’re still devouring all the new content being released. That paranoia, unsurprisingly, continues, and it’s all courtesy of EW.
While Batman v Superman was the DC Comics film all fans were anticipating the most, the anti-hero adventure has become even bigger. Not only has the footage been phenomenal, but because of the majority disappointment of Zack Snyder’s superhero showdown, Suicide Squad is looking to pick up the pieces and fans are buying in on it big time. And because the film has evolved into something much bigger than it was intended to be, director David Ayer feels the pressure:
“Two years ago Suicide Squad was a tertiary [DC property]. No one knew anything about it. It was a cool little playground, and I was going to go make my movie. Now it’s like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. I think it can sustain it. But it’s a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure.”
Now as far as the actual story goes, we don’t really need to know any details about the film other than a badass group of villains are thrown together to do good. And the footage pretty much displays exactly that in images. So I don’t necessarily need the following official synopsis, but at the same time it’s nice to know exactly what we’ll be getting into come next month. And while it’s not to revealing, it does give some new details that we have yet to hear:
Suicide Squad follows the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and takes place in a post-Superman world where the government tries to determine how to respond in the event that an alien with more villainous intentions visits Earth. Ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) offers to recruit society’s worst criminals, those possessing lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target: the possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
When Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, Waller’s plan gets the go-ahead. She cuts deals with the whole squad of prisoners: Deadshot (Will Smith) gets his Second Amendment rights reinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is set free from her cage, Diablo (Jay Hernandez) steps out of his fireproof prison, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) each get to wield their signature weapons once more, and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) emerges from the swamp. The only condition is this: Obey orders or die. This is strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and of course the explosive devices – developed by Wayne Enterprises – inserted into their necks. However, the arrival of the tatted-up Gotham City mega-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), might doom the mission thanks to his plan to reunite with his true love, Harley.
Check out the rest of the newly released images below, which include official images and some really cool, clever mugshot photos of Task Force X. What do you say readers? First, what you do think of Ayer’s comments and the official synopsis? How about the images? Which ones do you like the most? David Ayer’s Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5th, 2016 and stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, and Common.