RUMOR: ‘The Suicide Squad’ Plot Details Possibly Revealed
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is on the fast-track at DC Films, and with great progress comes a ton of new rumors about the creative direction that the project is taking.
According to Geeks WorldWide, Gunn’s take on the franchise (which is a sequel that doubles as a soft-reboot, not a hard-reboot) will draw more inspiration from the original Post-Crisis on Infinite Earths run by John Ostrander, rather than the New 52 version of the team that served as the basis for the 2016 film. As such, the movie will emphasize the team’s status as a military force as opposed to just being a supervillain team reluctantly doing good. The movie will pit them against a different team known as Onslaught, who are a group of state-sponsored terrorists in the fictional Middle Eastern nation of Qurac (which just so happens to be the birthplace of Black Adam). The Suicide Squad are tasked with an infiltration mission to Onslaught’s headquarters, known as Jotunheim.
In addition, there is at least one more member of this new Suicide Squad who is more well-known than the C-listers like Ratcatcher and Polka-Dot Man, and she’s a woman. There seems to be some internal confusion as to whether or not this additional member of the team is Nightshade or Killer Frost; while the latter is the more well-known member of the team, the former explicitly has ties to Onslaught. GWW hold that Killer Frost is the character that they’ve heard. One character that will not be appearing – but was present in a draft that Gavin O’Connor was set to direct – is Deathstroke, who was teased at the end of Justice League after the credits. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that DC’s plans have changed significantly since that movie performed below expectations, and as such, it might be a while before we see Deathstroke in the movies again. (TV’s Titans, on the other hand…)
The Suicide Squad is set to release on August 6, 2021. Margot Robbie is set to return as Harley Quinn, while Idris Elba is set to replace Will Smith as Deadshot.
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