James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Gets Official Synopsis

The Squad is heading to Corto Maltese.

Walter Hamada DC Films James Gunn The Suicide Squad CCXP Worlds

The official synopsis for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has arrived teasing what Task Force X will be up against in the DC film.

DC fans are understandably eager to see what James Gunn’s been up to with The Suicide Squad, and although there’s still months to go until the film arrives on HBO Max, Warner Bros. has revealed the official synopsis for Task Force X’s next outing. The film radically changes the roster of villains from David Ayer’s 2016 film, with characters like Bloodsport and Peacemaker joining the team.

But the new synopsis for the James Gunn film teases how the huge team will be assembled in Bell Reve before being sent to the fictional DC island of Corto Maltese. The island has popped up a number of times throughout DC’s long comic book history, but executive producer Peter Safran previously explained that the film will see the team destroy secret Nazi experiments. Take a look at The Suicide Squad synopsis below.

“Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Bell 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 favorite pyscho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.”

What do you make of The Suicide Squad synopsis? Are you excited to see what James Gunn has in store for the horde of DC villains? Sound-off in the comments below!

The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on a fresh take on the team in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding James Gunn’s upcoming DC and Marvel films, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

British dork who can be found online raving about how good Tron: Legacy is.