We finally have an official synopsis for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, set to be one of the most exciting superhero movies of 2016.
In a comic book movie world where villains tend to be given the short straw, it’ll be nice to see a movie where they are front and centre.
Here it is below:
“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”
We would like to draw your attention to the word ‘enigmatic’ in the description because we’re hearing rumblings this is a nod to Batman villain The Riddler, but we must stress we don’t think so because it also says ‘insuperable’ (which means unbeatable) and we doubt – and Riddler is one of my favourite Bat-villains – that he could be described as that OR that the Squad would be sent after him. We’re guessing it’s someone else (Enchantress? Joker? An unknown villain) but we’ll all know more next year.