Without revealing a lot about the movie, Warner Bros. has finally released The Suicide Squad synopsis. This summer, there’s a new incarnation of Task Force X in director James Gunn’s anti-hero movie. And with a new team comes a new mission. Warner Bros. Pictures has released the official synopsis for the film. It provides some additional details about the upcoming DC Extended Universe movie.
The official synopsis for The Suicide Squad confirms the movie’s main team and their dangerous mission. The follow-up to David Ayer’s 2016 film Suicide Squad is part sequel, part reboot, featuring the return of characters like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag, Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller, and Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang. Joining the returning cast in The Suicide Squad are John Cena, Idris Elba, Pete Davidson, and Peter Capaldi, along with several others.
The synopsis comes directly from Warner Bros., kicking things off by calling the movie a “superhero action-adventure…featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup.” The synopsis continues:
“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 favourite 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.”
In one comic plot line, the U.S. and Soviet Union both get involved in the politics of Corto Maltese and, with the potential for two different Task Force X squads. Members of the Suicide Squad could go head to head in the film. The large roster of characters would certainly support this.
Gunn had earlier mentioned that “no character was protected by DC,” so it’s likely everyone on the list in the synopsis will not make it out of the film alive. 2016’s Suicide Squad tried to do this, killing off a few characters here and there, but Gunn seems insistent that his film will be different. With the connection to the comics and the promises of a bloody, R-rated thrill ride, it sounds like Gunn is making good on his promise to revamp The Suicide Squad and bring something new and exciting to the table, which the DC Extended Universe desperately needs.
Today, Gunn went on to praise Warner Bros. for not interfering with his vision for the movie and went on to say that it is “fully finished” with the cuts.
The Suicide Squad has been written and directed by James Gunn. Charles Roven and Peter Safran serve as producers. Nik Korda is executive producing the movie.
It is set to premiere on HBO Max the same day it hits theatres: 6 August 2021. Refresh your memory with this trip back to the first look at The Suicide Squad shared during DC FanDome 2020.