Talk Nerdy to Me Suicide Squad movie preview
The Suicide Squad is an aptly named group. They are some of the most vile and treacherous villains that could be pulled from the depths of all of DC Comics prisons. The idea behind their black ops group is the government will take time off their prison sentence for successfully completing missions.
The catch is the missions all have slim to no chance of success. The government will disavow any knowledge of the Suicide Squad if any members are caught or killed. The members are implanted with an explosive device that can be triggered if they deviate from the mission or attempt to escape.
The Suicide Squad has had many members over the years. The government selects inmates that are most suited for the mission at hand. The movie is using a particular set of villains/anti-heroes.
The cast as we know it so far:
Will Smith as Deadshot:
An expert marksman and assassin. Smith stated that Deadshot and Harley Quinn are “allies” in the film but they do not know what is happening with the other characters.
Jared Leto as Joker:
A psychopathic super-villain. In preparation for the role, Leto spent his time alone and listened to gospel music from the 1920s. Influences for the character’s appearance include Mexican cartel bosses and the work of Alejandro Jodorowsky. Leto stated that he spoke with doctors and spent time with psychopaths in preparation for his role. The character’s tattoos were added by Ayer, who considered it gave a modernized gangster look to Joker.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn:
A crazed super-villain and former psychiatrist. Robbie described Quinn as one of the Squad’s most manipulative members. Her relationship with Joker is “incredibly dysfunctional”. Robbie added Harley Quinn is “mad about Joker, literally, mad. She’s crazy. But she loves him. And it’s a really unhealthy, dysfunctional relationship. But an addictive one.”
Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag:
A military officer who leads the Task Force X team. Tom Hardy was previously cast in the role but was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
Viola Davis as Amanda Waller:
The government official who gives out the Squad’s orders. Davis stated she is fascinated by the character. She described Waller as “relentless in her villainy”. She noted that her powers are “her intelligence and her complete lack of guilt.” Davis read M. E. Thomas’ autobiography Confessions of a Sociopath to prepare for her role.
Jai Courtney as Boomerang:
An assassin who utilizes deadly boomerangs. Courtney stated “he is an absolute bogan, in the purest sense.” David Ayer’s first instruction was “find your inner shitbag.”
Jay Hernandez as El Diablo:
A former Los Angeles gang member who can summon flames. Hernandez sets his character apart from his teammates as he “just wants to stay out of the fight” while “most of the Squad members are happy to get out there and kill people”.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc:
A super-villain who suffers from a skin condition that causes him to develop reptilian features. Akinnuoye-Agbaje described the character as “a cannibal with rage issues”.
Cara Delevingne as June Moone / Enchantress:
A powerful sorceress and ancient evil force. She is inadvertently unleashed by adventure seeker June Moone after a long time of imprisonment. Enchantress is not a member of the Suicide Squad, but her powers draw Amanda Waller’s attention.
Karen Fukuhara as Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana:
An expert martial artist and swords-woman. She serves as Rick Flag’s bodyguard and wields the mystical Soultaker blade. The Soultaker is capable of trapping the souls of its victims within itself. As she is a volunteer not a criminal, she does not have a micro-bomb implant. Fukuhara stated that Katana “has morals and codes. She can also slice through hundreds of people without taking a breath.”
Adam Beach as Christopher Weiss/Slipknot:
Another member of the squad.
To further establish the interconnection between the films of the shared universe, Ben Affleck will reprise his role as Batman.
Scott Eastwood (son of Clint Eastwood) is in the movie but his role has to be divulged.