There’s no doubt Suicide Squad is one of the most anticipated movies of 2016 besides Batman Vs Superman, Civil War, Deadpool, Finding Dory and The Jungle Book to name a few.
There has been a huge chatter over the internet about the most dramatic and dangerous villains of the DC Comics, starring in this upcoming movie, releasing August 5
Watch the official Suicide Squad trailer here – YouTube
But, before it hits the theaters and you fight your way for a seat, here are some quick facts you should know about Suicide Squad team. Most of these characters have never been properly out of the comics except for minor glimpses in TV shows back in 80s and 90s, and so a brief summary of all these evil heroes would help you understand the movie better –
Deadshot aka Floyd Lawton, played by Will Smith is an assassin famous for not missing a shot, ever. Well, Batman managed to distract him just once, but apart from that there have never been any misses. He has got a dark past, the events of which led him choosing to be an assassin. He cannot be called a villain, anti-hero is a more appropriate term for Deadshot. He has this good person vibe with him which makes Will Smith perfect candidate for the role. Though he has no super powers, his attention to detail, use of high profile gadgets (wrist mounted machine gun for instance) and heavy duty armor make him stand out. He has a daughter he keeps away from himself and every penny he earns from his missions goes to her. That is so Will Smith!
Another character in talk is Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie. Her original name is Harleen Quinzel and she was a psychiatrist in Arkham Asylum where Joker corrupted her brain. She fell in love with him, though Joker was only playing with her emotions to get out of the asylum. She is all cool, chirpy and jovial on the outside, but inside her brain she’s a dangerous, heartless psychopath who has her own ways and techniques to put the person in front of her down. A trained gymnast having immense knowledge of human behavior is a combo deadly enough to make you run for your life as you see Harley coming. Way before the release of the film, Harley has become one of the most loved characters and from the trailer we sure as hell know that she’s gonna steal the show.
We are all familiar with joker. He is Batman’s arch-enemy and one of the greatest and most feared villains of all times. Joker is famous for his clownish get ups, evil laughter and kill for fun character. In Suicide Squad, Jared Leto is playing the role of Joker but we haven’t seen much of him in the trailers except for minor glimpses. People have been speculating various theories for his disappearance from the limelight. While some are saying he has got little to do in the movie, many are saying he will be the actual turner of game. Its a fact that joker is no joke, he is the real deal and his presence, however big or small, is gonna be pivot to the story. Jared Leto has worked hard to pull off this much feared and famous character of the DC world.
The role of Enchantress is being played by model turned actress Cara Delevingne. Enchantress is a powerful witch who possesses the body of June Moon and makes her do whatever she likes. An evil spirit residing in the body of the innocent girl makes this character hop between good and bad in stages. Enchantress has got many abilities that make her stand out from other villains. She can walk through walls, heal, teleport along with many other powerful things that make this witch a super witch. There have been rumors that either Enchantress or Joker are going to be the real villains of Suicide Squad but none of them can be proven right until the movie releases. From the trailers, what we can say is, she can be a powerful force, manipulating Task Force X or acting as a guardian to them.
Played by Jai Courtney, Captain Boomerang AKA George “Digger” Harkness is an Australian rogue with specialty in using and creating different kinds of boomerangs that are highly accurate and designed to suit him. He is known to be a great enemy of Flash and has been a constant peril for him since long. He started off with minor crimes at early age, robbing stores with his set of skills and eventually resorted to bigger crimes. Captain Boomerang is not a trusted member among his fellow Task Force X mates for the fact that he is a little rebellious and stubborn teammate to have. He is tough, sharp and consistently designing new boomerangs to swing his opponents off the ground.
Katana, formerly known as Tatsu Yamashiro, played by Karen Fukuhara is a trained martial arts expert and swordsman. After the death of her husband Tatsu traveled to America where she became Katana, the vigilante hero. Now…what she’s doing in the prison for super villains is a mystery set to unfold in the movie but until then we know that she’s a good hearted person. The sword she carries, known as the Soultaker actually goes by its name. It captures souls of people killed by it and Katana can communicate with these souls which is a power darker than we assume. Katana’s major grief is that her husband’s soul is trapped in Soultaker and she wishes to set him free one day. This forms another reason for her attachment to the sword and she keeps it close to herself.
Diablo played by Jay Hernandez is another super villain with some high fueled powers. He has pyrokinetic abilities and can set anything on fire just by having a thought to. In the trailers we see him and Deadshot having some clashes but that’s all in good humor and we hope it stays that way. There have been many Diablos in DC but the story of this one goes like this. He burnt down a building to claim a debt of his but on knowing that he killed innocent women and children in that fire he turned himself in. So here’s another person who can be categorized in the not-so-bad-a-human-being category. All in all this one has got major power as his plus point that will help the whole squad meet their goal. Another deadly character capable of roasting down objects and people at will.
Killer Croc was born with the name of Waylon Jones and with a genetic disorder. At initial years of his life, his condition was way less than what it became later on after an experiment gone wrong. The failed experiment not only transformed him into a complete reptile but also altered his thinking. With bad image and power, Killer Croc went on to become a powerful criminal and we have seen him standing against Batman. From the trailers it looks like it would be too hard to control and train this one given the powers he possesses. Physically he is a tough skin to penetrate and has super powers of quick healing and enhanced senses – just like a reptile. He can smell from great distances and hold his breath under water for long. His volatile nature and reptile like head make him different from other squad members.
Slipknot aka Christopher Weiss may be a “knot” so popular one among other characters in Suicide Squad but he too has certain set of skills that are sharp and difficult to combat. Originally Christopher was a common chemist who with his exceptional knowledge of chemicals created an adhesive which makes the ropes he uses almost unbreakable no matter the amount of weight used to pull them. His martial arts skills make him quick and his versatility in using ropes to tie, maim and hang his enemies make him a reliable asset of the team Task Force X. Although its less likely to see a lot of him in the movie given the fact his other counterparts will be hogging all the limelight, Slipknot’s skills will save the team a lot of time in getting in and out of places.
Rick Flag is not a villain. He’s a government official, leader and instructor of Task Force X. He is the only member of the team who is not a meta-human criminal and works heart and soul for the cause. His role should not be underestimated in any way. He is an important link between Task Force X and Amanda Waller with exceptional training in handling weapons and battling wars. Many people are speculating his role in the movie has more to do than just being a normal soldier but those facts are yet to be proven right. Apart from him there’s Amanda Waller who is a strong minded woman and the person behind the creation of Task Force X. She has devised all plans to keep these super maniacs in control.
Are you ready for Suicide Squad? So are we! Share your thoughts about the movie in the comments below and who among these crazy bunch is your favorite.
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