The Suicide Squad is still a ways off, but we’re getting a bit more of an idea of what it will be about.
Warner Bros. has released The Suicide Squad synopsis, and while it tells us a bit, it doesn’t give that much away either.
“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.”
We still don’t know what the mission is specifically. What are they trying to “search-and-destroy?” Does it really matter? We know it’s going to be an interesting ride with this band of misfits.
The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6, 2021.