New ‘Suicide Squad’ Plot Synopsis Reveals New Details About the Supervillain Movie
Here’s an interesting fact: the Suicide Squad trailer that debuted at Comic-Con and was later released online has more views than any of the three Batman vs. Superman trailers so far. This despite there being few recognizable superheroes in Suicide Squad and Batman vs. Superman including pretty much the two biggest superheroes in the world (and Wonder Woman!). It’s fair to say people are pretty excited about Suicide Squad, so with that, we bring you this new official plot synopsis, which tells us a little bit more about the movie.
First the new details as revealed by DC as part of a new set of DC Collectibles that will include Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and The Joker statues.
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
You might think that The Joker being The Joker, he might be the “enigmatic, insuperable” entity that the Suicide Squad are out to stop, but multiple reports claim that Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress is actually the film’s villain (fitting that you don’t see her in the lineup with the rest of the cast above). There have been rumors that following the events of Batman vs. Superman, Lex Luthor is actually manipulating Enchantress, who is already having difficulty controlling her newfound powers, to weaponize her against the government and, eventually, free him from prison. Jesse Eisenberg was rumored to be joining Suicide Squad but was never confirmed; is Warner Bros. trying to keep his involvement secret?
Also interesting that this plot synopsis does not mention The Joker at all. If the Suicide Squad trailer is beating Batman vs. Superman at its own game, it’s surely doing it off the back of Mr. J, one of the most popular comic book characters, hero or villain. At some point Leto’s character will become a focal point of the marketing campaign, but so far, they’re taking a less is more approach.
Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5, 2016.