Forget about Batman versus Superman, it’s the bad guys we’re interested in. Even though DC Movies owns the rights to some of the greatest superheroes from DC Comics, it is the group of misfit villains – the worst of the worst – that are making headlines.
Now, regardless if you prefer Marvel over DC, you’re going to want to clear your calendar and make room for the premiere of “Suicide Squad” when it hits theatres this week. To prep you up for this highly-anticipated film, here are some fascinating fun facts to get you even more excited!
1. “Suicide Squad” takes place after “Batman v Superman”
Now that “Suicide Squad” is within touching distance, it’s time to ask some pressing questions. Like where does “Suicide Squad” takes place within the DC Extended Universe timeline. Movie Pilot previously pointed out that the 3rd trailer mentions the Man of Steel by name, questioning, “What if Superman had decided to fly down, rip off the roof of the White House, and grab the President right out of the Oval Office? Who would have stopped him?”
Following the events of “Dawn of Justice“, the government is now trying to come to terms with how to respond the next time an alien pays a visit to Earth. Which brings us to…
2. Task Force X, better known as the Suicide Squad
The answer, according to Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis), is to recruit society’s most vile criminals, who possess superhuman abilities and powers. These baddies get a break but on 1 condition: Obey their orders, or die, a rule enforced by Waller’s right-hand man, Rick Flagg, with the help of Katana and the explosive devices inserted into their necks courtesy of Wayne Enterprises. Thanks, Batman!
Of the characters mentioned in the info-graph above, Joker is definitely not part of the squad. Expect the tattooed Gotham City arch-criminal to possibly throw a wrench into these plans. Mission be damned, he will be reunite with his one true love, Harley.
3. The Joker & Harley Quinn’s backstory explored in prequel comic
A couple of weeks ago, a mini comic book prequel titled “Suicide Blonde” was released, shedding light on The Joker and Harley Quinn’s complicated relationship, as well as how the couple ended up in the messy situation where the film finds them.
It begins in Belle Reve where Harley is being held captive in a cell. As she mulls over Amanda Waller’s offer to join up with Task Force X aka Suicide Squad, she has a flashback of an incident that happened several months ago in Gotham City. More on “Suicide Blonde” here.
4. Will Smith’s Deadshot has 1 major weakness
Besides Joker and Harley Quinn, another character we’re really looking forward to seeing is Will Smith’s Deadshot. There is apparently more to the perfect shooter than his sociopathic tendencies. Deadshot has 1 weak spot and that’s his baby girl, Zoe.
“His Achilles heel is his daughter. He loves this little girl and that creates this bizarre conflicting mindset where he enjoys killing people but that’s something this little girl doesn’t want from him. She wants a daddy,” the 47-year-old actor, who shaved his head bald for the role, told Entertainment Weekly.
5. Who’s the real enemy?
We’ve been talking about all these super bad guys, but who’s the ultimate villain here? Contrary to many fan theories, Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress isn’t the main enemy of this story. That role reportedly belongs to the Incubus. If the comic book history is any indication, Incubus might be the culprit responsible for controlling the “Eyes of the Adversary”.
In the DC Comics series, Enchantress is an ancient entity, who takes possession of June Moone’s physical body. As it turns out, Incubus and Enchantress’ true identity, Succubus, are actually brother and sister. Together, the sibling duo have the power to resurrect their powerful demonic father.
6. Batman’s cameo in “Suicide Squad”
It’s no secret that Ben Affleck’s Batman will be making his 2nd DC movie appearance in “Suicide Squad”. You’ve seen him in the trailers as well as the set photos. Batman News has also confirmed that he will share some scenes with several Suicide Squad members.
Although the Dark Knight won’t battle the entire ensemble of bad guys, he does cross paths with 3 main characters. Reports claim that he will share an “emotional” scene with Deadshot, in addition to a flashback sequence. Leaked footage from last year has also shown Batman rescuing Harley from drowning after the Joker crashes his purple Jokermobile into a river.
7. Will The Flash be making a cameo appearance too?
Word on the street is that Batman won’t be the only hero appearing in the movie. Another “Justice League” member will also be dropping by. It is believed that The Flash will be popping up in some sort of origin/flashback scene fairly early in the proceedings. There’s more evidence to support this claim here.
8. Twenty One Pilots wrote “Heathens” especially for “Suicide Squad”
Although the term “Heathens” refers to “those who does not follow any of the world’s major organised religions”, the song for “Suicide Squad” probably relates to those who necessarily fit into society’s norm. We have been hitting the replay button again and again ever since the music video came out.
9. Start jamming to your new bad ass playlist
There’s also a “Suicide Squad” soundtrack super villain playlist for your listening pleasure. Panic! At The Disco, Eminem, Skrillex, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Grimes, and Skylar Grey are just some of the amazing artistes expected to provide you with an awesome eargasmic experience. Listen to them here.
10. Mid-credits scene confirmed
Trust us when we say that you will want to remain in your seats once the credits start rolling. If there’s one thing superhero fans know to do, it’s to anticipate bonus scenes and teases once the movie ends. We can now confirm that the upcoming David Ayer movie will feature a mid-credits scene, but not an after-credits scene. As for the contents of this bonus scene, well, it’s anyone guess.
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This is it y’all, we can’t wait for the bad guys to take centre stage when “Suicide Squad” opens in cinemas on 4th August 2016.