'Suicide Squad' Cast Photo Sets Off Firestorm of Speculation!
Recently,David Ayer, the director of the upcomingSuicide Squad movie for the DC cinematic universe,
released a photo of Jared Leto as the Joker. Even
more recently, he decided to post a class photo of the rest of cast
in character, including Jai
Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara
Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuharaas Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer
Croc, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Adam
Beach as Slipknot, Jay Hernandez as El
Diablo, Will Smith as Deadshot, and the
most-anticipated one of all, the lady of the hour, Margot
Robbie as Harley Quinn!
You may have noticed that Ayer captioned it with “Task Force X assembled and ready.” If you don’t know what Task Force X is, then stop playing outside and open a comic book already! To keep it short and sweet, Task Force X is a branch of the U.S. government in DC Comics that handles superhuman-related affairs. So, yeah, the government is bad and uses bad guys to beat down good guys… makes you wonder who the real villains are.
The picture itself looks pretty funny, and I may or may not be the only one who thought of my class pictures growing up when I saw it (I went to school with a lot of supervillains), but it seems like that is what Ayer is going for. This movie will set the stage for what fans can expect from the main villains in the DC universe, which will be looking to distance itself from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
picture give any hint at the plot for the new Suicide
Squad movie? Not exactly, but it does seem like perhaps we
will see an origin story of the squad, as well as the justification
for why they were formed. There’s a theory out there that the
story will revolve around Deadshot getting assigned to kill Arkham
inmate the Joker, and Harley Quinn trying to stop Deadshot and save
abusive beloved Joker.
That sounds fun and everything, but the main thing I’m concerned with is Killer Croc. In “Batman: The Animated Series”, they didn’t make him a mutant as per custom. Instead, Croc was just some oddly deformed and pruned up wrestler with crazy sharp teeth. I’m banking on and hoping Ayer goes the animated series route.
Oh Killer Croc, everyone hates you but me.
(Photo via Brian Dowling/WENN)
- Kevin Donaldson, YH Staff