Whereas it may not boast essentially the most unique title, The Suicide Squad (which, sure, is the sequel to the 2016 movie of practically the identical identify) might simply be the film to promote the world on the concept of the DC Prolonged Universe. Positive, 2018’s Aquaman reeled in a large chunk of change on the field workplace, nevertheless it didn’t precisely wow critics and followers with its storytelling.
On the flipside, Shazam! acquired strong critiques for its course and performances, nevertheless it didn’t grow to be the blockbuster Warner Bros. might need been hoping for. That’s the place The Suicide Squad is available in. Not solely is it backed by a handful of A-listers, nevertheless it’s being written and directed by James Gunn, who introduced lots to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel.
Presumably happening after the occasions of Birds of Prey, The Suicide Squad is simply bringing again just a few key figures from the primary film (particularly, Harley Quinn, in addition to Amanda Waller, Rick Flag and Captain Boomerang), and we nonetheless aren’t totally positive what form the story will take. Nonetheless, some leaked footage from the movie’s set – seen under – has surfaced right this moment and it not solely reveals off Harley Quinn, nevertheless it additionally supplies our first correct take a look at Idris Elba in his costume, who’s broadly alleged to be taking over the function of Vigilante.
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After all, this transient clip additionally teases the arrival of Polka-Dot Man, a minor supervillain who made his first look within the 300th difficulty of Detective Comics Vol 1, in addition to Ratcatcher. Not like the unique character, nonetheless, this specific tackle the pied piper will likely be feminine, with Daniela Melchior taking over the function.
We’re not totally positive what different superheroes and villains will make an look (although we all know the Joker will likely be absent), however with The Suicide Squad set to launch on August sixth, 2021, hopefully we’ll discover out extra later this 12 months.