03 Feb 2021 3:04 PM +00:00

Official Synopsis For James Gunn's The Suicide Squad Reveals A '70s War-Style Movie

The Suicide Squad of James Gunn has been a highly anticipated film with the team of cons suit up for a do-or-die journey headed by everyone's favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. There is no stopping on the hype as the official synopsis has been released for the film.

Having a bit of both as a standalone sequel to David Ayer's Suicide Squad in 2016, the re-launch of The Suicide Squad includes more cons than that of the first film. While it will be featuring some recurring characters, new members of the team will be taking part in the new direction The Suicide Squad has to offer.

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No Joker? No problem. Harley Quinn got this. While there are rumors that Jared Leto's Joker would be making a cameo of sorts, there has been no confirmation yet as to his return to The Suicide Squad.

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After courting various directors to take on the film, it finally landed into the hands of James Gunn, known for directing the Guardians of the Galaxy films, after the completion of his exit in Marvel, he now enters into DCEU.

The previous director of the Suicide Squad, David Ayer, supported Gunn on his brave move and considered him the "right man for the job."

Now that more light has been shed on the movie, here is the official synopsis released for The Suicide Squad:

Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today's do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone's favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and- destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller's government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they're dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone's laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

As the team heads to Corto Maltese on a do-or-die mission to recover something from the place, the movie is set to have the vibes of a 70's War-Style since the place they would go to is a Nazi-era prison. The awful past of the place dates back to the ‘70s explaining the feel of the film.

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Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn will lead the Suicide Squad and the team will take a whole new turn of craziness with more characters introduced.

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Harley Quinn will be joined by Viola Davis' Amanda Waller, Idris Elba's Bloodsport, Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang, John Cena's Peacemaker, Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flagg, Michael Rooker's Savant, David Dastmalchian's Polka-Dot Man, Steve Agee's King Shark, Daniela Melchior's Ratcatcher, and Flula Borg's Javelin.

Also in the cast are Nathan Fillion as T.D.K., Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, Mayling Ng as Mongal, Joaquín Cosío as Mayor General Mateo Suarez, Sean Gunn is Weasel, Pete Davidson is Blackguard, Jennifer Holland is Emilia Harcourt, and Storm Reid as the daughter of Bloodsport. Julio Ruiz, Taika Waititi, and Sylvester Stallone are also among the cast of the film.

The Suicide Squad is scheduled for a limited theatrical release on August 6, 2021. It will also be available on the same day on HBO Max.

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