It’s Time To Get To Know The Suicide Squad

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About Suicide Squad

One of the most anticipated films of 2016, SUICIDE SQUAD is releasing on 5 August 2016. From director David Ayer (“Fury,” “End of Watch”) comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”), Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus”), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”).

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?

Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics, the film also stars Jai Courtney (“Insurgent”), Jay Hernandez (“Takers”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Thor: The Dark World”), Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Scott Eastwood (“Fury”), Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”), Adam Beach (“Cowboys & Aliens”), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Character Bios

AMANDA WALLER (Viola Davis)

Viola DavisA hard-as-nails career U.S. intelligence officer who makes bad things happen to bad people, Amanda Waller is the secret commander of the Suicide Squad and cares only about the operation at hand—everyone is expendable when serving the greater good. She puts the inaugural Squad together in order to attempt an impossible mission, ensuring herself easy patsies to take the blame and zero personal accountability if things go wrong.

COLONEL RICK FLAG (Joel Kinnaman)

Joel KinnamanAmanda Waller’s second-in-command, Colonel Rick Flag is the best Tier One Shooter the armed forces has produced, which makes him even more suspicious of a home-grown cannon like Deadshot. A military man through and through, Flag is in charge of keeping this disparate group in line.

DEADSHOT (Will Smith)

Will SmithDeadshot—aka Floyd Lawton—is a career mafia hit man and possibly the best marksman in the world. A stone cold pro who works alone, trusting no one, his one soft spot is his young daughter, Zoe, whom both Amanda Waller and Colonel Rick Flag use as means to exploit the precision gunman into joining their mission.

THE JOKER (Jared Leto)

Jared LetoChaos personified, The Joker is incredibly dangerous and revels in every single moment of the chaos he creates. Batman’s greatest, most unpredictable adversary, he is also Arkham Asylum’s most infamous resident, as well as the love of Squad member Harley Quinn’s life.

HARLEY QUINN (Margot Robbie)

Margot RobbieHarley Quinn—aka Dr. Harleen Quinzel—is a beautiful young psychiatrist who treats the criminally insane patients at Arkham Asylum, including The Joker…until he turns the tables on her. As crazy as she is desirable, Harley views life as one big, chaotic joke.

CAPTAIN BOOMERANG (Jai Courtney)

Jai CourtneyAn Australian roughneck, Captain Boomerang is devious, scheming and ruthless … and that’s his good side. Utilizing an assortment of his trademark weapon—razor-sharp, incendiary and electrically charged boomerangs—his wise-cracking attitude and short fuse often irritate the other Squad members and escalate the already dangerous situation.

DIABLO (Jay Hernandez)

Jay HernandezHis face bearing a tattooed skull, this one-time gang member can create and manipulate fire to do his bidding. But Diablo is haunted by the misdeeds of his past, and if he allows his temper to flare, there’s no telling how much destruction he might cause.

KILLER CROC (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje)

Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeA huge man for whom evolution is working backward, Killer Croc’s square jaw, cracked and scaly skin and toothy grin evoke the most fearsome of reptiles, but it’s his skill at surviving and manoeuvring in dark, dank, filthy sewers that makes him a deadly foe when he’s in his element.

DR. JUNE MOONE / ENCHANTRESS (Cara Delevingne)

Cara DelevingnePossessed by Enchantress—a diaphanous, ethereal, wickedly beautiful witch as old as time—June Moone struggles to hold on to her humanity while being overpowered by the seductress. And as long as Amanda Waller quite literally holds Enchantress’s heart, June remains a servant to both women, and the siren remains at the whim of her captor until she can rise to reclaim all that she has lost.

SLIPKNOT (Adam Beach)

Adam BeachSlipknot – aka Christopher Weiss – is a master in the use of elaborate ropes and tackle, including unbreakable ones. This trained assassin can climb anything.

KATANA (Karen Fukuhara)

Karen FukuharaDressed in Samurai-inspired, street fighter garb and ballistic facemask, Katana wields the Soultaker, a large Samurai sword that traps the souls of all its victims. A cold-blooded killer, she serves as a member of the Squad, but is also there as an associate of Colonel Rick Flag to keep the others in line.

The Other Players

CAPTAIN GRIGGS (Ike Barinholtz)

The redneck leader of the prison guards at Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary, Captain Griggs is a vain and tyrannical bureaucrat who enjoys the power his position affords him and is no friend to the inmates he oversees.

LIEUTENANT “GQ” EDWARDS (Scott Eastwood)

The leader of the Navy SEAL team assigned to the Squad’s mission, Lieutenant “GQ” Edwards – along with fellow SEALs Anvil, Gomez and Kowalski – wears his confidence as easily as his personal armoury of weapons.

FROST

One of The Joker’s madcap assemblage of henchmen, Frost is his right-hand man and loyal aide-de-camp, always at his boss’s side, ready, willing and able to do his bidding.

THE EYES OF THE ADVERSARY (EAs)

The Eyes of the Adversary relentlessly battle the Squad in order to keep them from their mission. These former humans, now possessed by a magical, otherworldly entity, resemble a soulless heap of black carbuncle with a head composed of a misshapen mass of eyes.

INCUBUS

An unimaginable evil as old as time itself, Incubus’s ethereal, menacing power knows no bounds. Able to regenerate again and again, becoming stronger each time, his inhuman arsenal of weapons includes massive bolts of energy that can shear a Blackhawk in half.

Key Sites

BELLE REVE FEDERAL PENITENTIARY

A special prison designed to hold the most violent super-powered criminals, Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary is where U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller goes to hand-pick the Squad for an impossibly dangerous mission. In the middle of nowhere, it’s surrounded by a vast bayou of cypress trees and swampland, with only a long, bridged causeway connecting it to the outside world.

SKULL CHAMBER

Surrounded by the natural jewel box of a glistening, crystalline limestone cave, the Skull Chamber is a prehistoric chamber deep inside the Earth. Like Enchantress herself, its beauty belies what lurks beneath its irresistible façade.

GOTHAM CITY

Home to Batman, the greatest vigilante hero of all time, Gotham City also houses Arkham Asylum, where—thanks to Batman—the most dangerous, criminally insane villains reside.

ARKHAM ASYLUM

Arkham Asylum is Gotham City’s impenetrable prison, which houses its most insanely dangerous – and dangerously insane – criminals, such as The Joker. This is where The Joker meets Dr. Harleen Quinzel, aka Harley Quinn.

MIDWAY CITY

This Midwestern locale is the site of the Suicide Squad’s inaugural mission.

Published by Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za And IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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