One of the most anticipated movies of the year is probably Suicide Squad, a film that puts some of the most infamous villains from DC Comics on a team meant to save the world.
However, they're not called the "Suicide Squad" for nothing: this team is completely made up of villains, meaning that, if any of them die, it's not a big loss for anyone. They're expendable. So, they will undertake the missions that are the most dangerous, including those that even America's greatest superheroes won't touch.
The team's leader is Amanda Waller, head of ARGUS, a U.S. intelligence agency. Waller will send the team into the most difficult of battles, depending on each character's special kind of crazy, to get the job done.
Entertainment Weekly recently released new images of the characters, each looking a lot like a mug shot. There are also new bios for each character, with a little background information about their history and personalities.
The Suicide Squad is ready for its close-up in these new photos:
The Suicide Squad is as follows:
Deadshot (Will Smith), the Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Rich Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) and Slipknot (Adam Beach).
Although Warner Bros. and DC movies have suffered from major missteps, it's likely that Suicide Squad will become the first hit live-action movie for DC since Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy. Previous films, such as Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, have not performed well with critics or fans, but DC recently made some changes that will possibly fix many of the problems those two movies faced.
Some of those changes also affect the upcoming Justice League movie, which now only seems to consist of one film instead of two. That movie will also take a much lighter tone than its predecessors. Suicide Squad ended up doing massive reshoots to instill more humor into the movie after feedback from the trailer suggested that funny moments are what fans want to see.
Suicide Squad, though, has already received some favorable feedback from those lucky fans who got to preview it early. In general, most fans ended up liking the movie, which is good news for Warner Bros. and DC.
The response to Harley Quinn's appearance in the trailers has also guaranteed a solo film for that character.
Suicide Squad lands in theaters on Aug. 5.