As Warner Brothers’ villain-centric Suicide Squad gets ready to make a splash next month, a more detailed synopsis for the film has been made available.
Previously, only very basic information was known about David Ayer’s movie, but now a few more things have become clear, such as confirmation of who the ‘big bad’ of the film is and just what The Joker’s role is going to be in this rogue-driven affair.
As revealed by Entertainment Weekly, the new, detailed synopsis reads as below:
Suicide Squad takes place in a post-Superman world, following the events of Dawn of Justice, as the government grapples with how to respond the next time an alien visits Earth with less noble intentions than the Man of Steel. The answer, according to ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), is to recruit society’s most vile criminals, armed with lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target is possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
Waller’s program doesn’t get a green light, though, until Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, and Waller needs to activate the whole squad of prisoners. The baddies get a break. Deadshot (Will Smith) has his Second Amendment rights reinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is carefully excised from her birdcage, Diablo (Jay Hernandez) is released from his own fireproof fortress of solitude, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) strap their weapons back on, and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) is popped from his swamp. The one condition for their restricted freedom: Obey orders or die, a rule strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), his samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and the explosive devices inserted into their necks courtesy of Wayne Enterprises. (Thanks, Batman!) Throwing a wrench into all these plans is the tatted Gotham City arch-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), and his laser-like plan to reunite with his true love, Harley, mission be damned.
But a funny thing happens while these scumbags try to become heroes – they each must absolve themselves of their crimes even if society won’t. And that’s where it gets interesting. A layer of humanity – and sadness – resides underneath these characters’ stories as they each grapple with whether they can be redeemed.
We’d previously heard how it was likely Enchantress who was the main focus of Task Force X’s assignment, and that’s now confirmed. As for the Clown Prince of Crime, seeing him cause chaos and carnage purely just to get back to Harley Quinn is perfect in fitting with the mindset of The Joker.
Suicide Squad is set to arrive in cinemas on August 5th, and be sure to pick up STARBURST Magazine #427 (out July 15th!) to find out everything you need to know about David Ayer’s team of nefarious sorts.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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