New ‘Suicide Squad’ Story Details Revealed

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We’re getting closer and closer to the release of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad and with San Diego Comic-Con right around the corner, Warner Bros. is ramping up the marketing campaign for the next entry in the DC Extended Universe. Earlier today, Entertainment Weekly unveiled four new covers featuring the members of the Task Force X along with Jared Leto’s Joker and Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress, but they’ve also got a bunch of new story details.

Per EW, Suicide Squad takes place in Midway City in a post-Batman v Superman world, meaning that Superman is no longer here to save the day if there’s a threat. There’s apparently a “powerful mystical enemy” in town, which forces the government and Amanda Waller to recruit a bunch of criminals such as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc to deal with the problem. There’s no word on the identity of that enemy, but it’s safe to say that this threat has something to do with the Enchantress.

We already know that Rick Flag and Katana are working with Waller, since they’re assigned with babysitting the rest of the Task Force X. The rules are simple: they have to obey Flag’s orders, otherwise they’ll die from an explosive device which were inserted into their necks. It’s mentioned that those devices were created by Wayne Enterprises, but I’m guessing that Bruce himself had nothing to do with any of that, since we know that the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice changed him.

As for The Joker, the magazine reveals that the whole mission is in jeopardy because of his “laser-like plan to reunite with his true love, Harley, mission be damned.” Sounds good to me. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Cool Breeze

    It’s interesting that they picked a “mystical” enemy for the film, because one of Superman’s only weaknesses is magic. Even if he were alive* he would not be able to help.

    *floating dirt notwithstanding.

  • Scott A

    I’m pretty sure Bruce Wayne knows about it if it’s WayneTech. Suicide Squad was pretty done and dusted before they decided the aftermath of BvS would be a redemption story for Bruce.

    • Joey Wabi-Sabi

      The aftermath of BvS being a redemption story for Bruce was not something they “decided” to just do recently. That was always a part of BvS’s ending, long before Suicide Squad started shooting. Listen to the speech that Bruce gives Diana at the very ending. It’s clear that he’s a changed man in the end, and it’s clear this was always Snyder’s plan – to have Superman’s death be a catalyst for Bruce to revert back to his old heroic ways of not killing. And I’m sure Snyder shared the ending of the movie with David Ayer. I agree with you though that Bruce probably does know about the implanted explosives. I don’t think he’s going to be happy about Waller’s plan though.

  • flavortang

    It’d be cool if at some point, Waller tries to detonate the explosive devices in the Squad’s necks and they don’t work. Bruce ends up playing Waller and the Squad, using all of them to find out something about the “mystical threat” without putting himself into the fray. This could all happen with him almost entirely off-screen.