On August 5, 2016, be ready for a chilling, but thrilling adventure with the criminals known as the Suicide Squad. We have Oscar Winning Jared Leto. We have Margot Robbie from the ‘Wolf on Wall Street.’ There is ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ star Viola Davis. And the film will headline Will Smith. But wait….who the heck is the Suicide Squad?!
Will Smith will be portraying the sharp-shooting criminal, Deadshot who has been a longtime rival of the Batman who is locked away on multiple counts of murder by assassination. Deadshot leads a team of criminals who are given a shot at redemption in the real world given that they perform “suicide missions” for the United States government. The group is overseen by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) who runs A.R.G.U.S., the agency who funds this program. To make sure the group does not ditch the mission, tracking devices and detonators are surgically places within their body.
To share the spotlight, Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn, the “former” girlfriend of the Joker is much to look forward to after her role in ‘Wolf on Wall Street’ combined with the stunning, playful, and dangerous nature of the character. Speaking of the Joker, Jared Leto has finally cut his hair and will take the role of the Joker after Heath Ledgers’ brilliant 2008 performance. He is rumored to be a dark, mysterious character that will remain in a prison cell for a majority of the movie and will have a larger role in future Batman flicks. Given Affleck’s and Leto’s ages, it seems as if they must have a rich history together at this point in the films’ continuities. Also rumored is that Batman himself may have a cameo in the movie. After all, the film does already have three of his foes casted in roles.
What is not to look forward to? Criminals, politics, war, giant guns, explosions, accredited writers, A-List acting, superheroes, and a fresh knowledge of the characters! There are so many things that different people look for in a movie that can potentially make this film much more than a comic book movie. The film also stars Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, and Carla Delevigne. David Ayer will be penciling the storyline and directing the movie which is slated for an August 5, 2016 release and will begin filming this spring.