“The Suicide Squad” Synopsis Reveals an Epic Mission

We finally have an idea of just how suicidal the mission will be. Warner Bros. has revealed the synopsis for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, which “features a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup,” as they put it. Up until now, we’ve known very, very little about Gunn’s vision for his reboot of sorts. We learned during the DC FanDome event that the film would riff on epic 1970s war movies. We learned that major characters could die at any time. We learned that the cast had a lot of fun making it. But now, we know just what these scoundrels are up to.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle 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 psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

For those not steeped in DC Comics lore, know that the location of Corto Maltese is where a rebel uprising takes place. Corto Maltese is a small island off the coast of South America, and it becomes the locus of a proxy war between the United States and the Soviet Union. America backs the Corto Maltese government, the Soviets are allied with the rebels. The U.S. sends in none other than Superman to quell the uprising, but, things get out of hand.

Now we know what you’re wondering—is Henry Cavill going to make an appearance as Superman here?! Doubtful, but, you never know. The synopsis is meaty, but of course, leaves a lot of mysteries to be solved. Who is the Squad searching for? Who in the Squad is gonna pay the ultimate price? Who might pop up to see that they do? Will there be any cameos from other DC films (like, you know, Superman?)

Once the first trailer is revealed, we’ll learn a bit more.

For more on The Suicide Squad, check out these stories:

James Gunn Reveals Sylvester Stallone Has a Mysterious Role in “The Suicide Squad”

John Cena’s “The Suicide Squad” Character Gets HBO Max Show

Does “The Suicide Squad” Have the Best Ensemble Cast of 2021?

James Gunn Reveals “The Suicide Squad” Footage at DC FanDome Event

Featured image: The Suicide Squad. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.


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