After A New Preview, Suicide Squad’s Team Of Bad Guys Is Looking Good
Following the most recent trailer for the second DC films this year, the hype for ‘Suicide Squad‘ continues to grow. The newest preview dives into the story & the characters in the film even more. Characters like El Diablo and Killer Croc finally get some lines while we now see even more of Jared Leto’s Joker. The real centerpiece of this and every other trailer has been Harley Quinn. The face of the film, the sadistic and sarcastic clown really makes these trailers so good.
But who are all these characters? This trailer is jam-packed with more characters than an average Marvel movie; most of them being relatively new for the casual fan. So I’ll break down the important players in the film, giving key points about each.
1. Amanda Waller
-We start with the woman in charge of this entire suicide mission. Amanda Waller in the comic book is often the leader of A.R.G.U.S., a secretive US federal agency known for their shady practices. She is seemingly playing the same role in the film, her shady attitude very apparent. Played by the incredible Viola Davis, the film is lucky to have such a strong actor to lead this insane cast. It’s going to be great to see Davis bring this hated character to life. Let’s hope she make it out of this film alive so we can see her in later movies.
2. Harley Quinn
-Usually the girlfriend of The Joker and always an insane bad-ass, Harley Quinn is one of the most beloved characters in all of the DC franchise. Played in her first movie appearance by Margot Robbie, Quinn will be the centerpiece of this wild film. Though she isn’t the leader like Deadshot or Rick Flag but she is one of the most deadly on the team. You also shouldn’t let her bubbly persona fool you, she is highly intelligent as well. Will the public love her as much the comic fans?
-When Will Smith signed on for Deadshot, many people were shocked as the character has never been depicated as a black man. And after Smith’s first “superhero” film ‘Hancock‘, fans were also concerned. After a couple of clips in the trailers, people are finally starting to come around. The costume design for Deadshoot is nearly perfect & his skills with guns have been on display. Everything fans could ask for is here. Smith also brings some much needed humor to the role.
4. Rick Flag
-Even to some big fans of the DC franchise, Rick Flag is a character not many people are familiar with. In the film, he is hired by Amanda Waller to make sure nothing goes wrong on the mission. The third generation military man, Flag was originally supposed to be played by Tom Hardy but Joel Kinnaman ended up with the role. While he isn’t as interesting as some of the more colorful characters, Rick Flag will play an excellent straight-man to all the fun chaos.
5. The Joker
-Having been recently played by Heath Ledger in ‘The Dark Knight‘, no one was ready for another Joker. But you can’t tell a ‘Suicide Squad‘ story without the clown prince looming in the background. This new version of Batman’s most infamous villain is unlike anything we’ve seen before. Covered in tattoos and dressed like a mobster, this Joker garish style stands out among the rest. But Jared Leto still encapsulates the clown with his iconic laugh & utter insanity. Little is known about his role in the film but one can assume it involves his lover Harley.
-Completely re-vamped for the big screen, this version of Enchantress is rumored to play a major role in this film. Her comic book self is sometimes known to be possessed by an evil entity and it looks like this story could be playing out here. The ‘Suicide Squad’ needs a mission and this witch, played by Cara Delevingne, could be it. Will this evil entity need to be taken down by the team? We’ve seen a mysterious tree-like creature in the trailers; could this be her magic?
7. Captain Boomerang
-George Harkness, who is more commonly known as Captain Boomerang, is one of The Flash’s many villains. More annoying than dangerous, Boomerang is still someone to not be messed with. Played by Jai Courtney, the character has gotten the most screen time out of the secondary characters. If it’s fighting, drinking a beer, or hitting on Katana, Boomerang might be a “cant-miss” character in the film. Without the Scarlet Speedster around, who will he bother now?
Who are you most excited to see? Does Leto’s Joker interest you? Are you excited to see a live-action Harley? Does this look better than ‘Batman v Superman‘? Let me know in the comments below!