Remember James Gunn? The guy who made you fall in love with Guardians of Galaxy? Well, he is back in the news, and for good reason. Out of his “horribly beautiful” mind, comes yet another piece, The Suicide Squad. DC’s Suicide Squad 2 is a must watch.
“The Dirty Dozen” will be united for yet another super risky mission which will test their patience, teamwork, and above all, survival skills to make it to the trip, well, alive. With this idea in their head, gallows humor in their hearts, a giant shark in the team, and the craziest psychiatrist Harley Quinn as the leader, the journey begins.
The Suicide Squad actors to producers to other sources closely associated with the film, all agree on one thing: James Gunn has done an amazing job. The actors’ interviews have been quite important in creating skyrocketing expectations.
Read on to know more about this weird as an exciting journey with the sassiest group of villains that will gift you one of the coolest cinematic experiences.
The Trailer of DC’s Suicide Squad 2
The trailer itself has set a record –it has received more than 150 million views within a week.
It allows us glimpses of our favourite crazy group and some of the freaky things that will go down. Do keep an eye out for peacemaker’s reactions and Harley Quinn’s responses.
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DC Comics and its adaptation
DC is one of the oldest publishers of comic books. DC Universe is quite different from others as they have books on both Heroes and Villains. They describe a world that is just as crazy as the real one and in it dwells the heroes and villains who cannot be categorized simply as black and white. In the DC Universe, the characters are more complex and therefore offer multiple interpretations.
Plot of DC’s Suicide Squad 2
The creator of The Suicide Squad 2021 insists on not calling it a remake or a reboot. It’s rather a new movie with a new approach. Whereas a few characters reprise their roles, the majority of the core squad is new. It is their next suicidal mission that serves as the plot of this film.
Re-Introducing Amanda Waller and Task Force X
Amanda Waller is the Director of the ARGUS project undertaken by the FBI. She built her reputation as “the wall” for her ruthless treatment of the criminals as well as the “whatever it takes to get the job done ” attitude. She doesn’t think twice about the cost when she finds the solution to the problem.
She also oversees the research on specially powered criminals. Her off-the-books team is called TASK FORCE X. Captain Rick Flag is the one in charge of this team.
The movies follow the adventure of the 12 super crazy villains whom Amanda Waller sends on a mission to destroy a Nazi-era prison where experimentation on prisoners took place. This prison is currently located in Corto Maltese.
Below is the list of characters and names of the actors who played it.
- Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang
- Idris Elba as Bloodsport
- John Cena as Peacemaker
- Peter Capaldi as The Thinker
- Flula Borg as Javelin
- Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2
- Michael Rooker as Savant
- David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man
- Mayling Ng as Mongal
- Nathan Fillion as TDK
- Alice Braga as Sol Soria
- Pete Davidson as Blackguard
- Sean Gunn as Weasel
- Joaquín Cosío as Major General Mateo Suarez
- Juan Diego Botto as President General Silvio Luna
- Storm Reid as Tyla, Bloodsport’s daughter
- Steve Agee as John Economos
- Tinashe Kajese as Flo Crawley
- Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt.
Even though the movie is one of the most awaited ones, not much is revealed about it. But the members of the cast have made certain comments to spike up the interest further. Margot Robbie has described her character, Harley Quinn,n, as a “catalyst of chaos”. Gunn has been impressed by Robbie’s performance. He has added further that directing a 4 minutes action sequence for Robbi has been big for him and is one of his ” Favorite moments.”
Storm Reid plays the role of Bloodsport’s daughter and she is all praises about Idris Elba and called her experience to be ” Incredible “. Without revealing much about her character she said ” She is a little spicy “. But John Cena has made the most mysterious comment. The peacemaker has commented that the movie is not anything we have ever seen and we need movies like this in our life.
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James Gunn’s challenge
The movie is crucial because in choosing this movie, Gunn has chosen a piece that already has a predecessor. So a comparison will be in order.
But Gunn himself has said this movie is neither a reboot nor a sequel to the previous one. In this movie, he simply has explored his s and approaches.
Gunn has been treated with absolute freedom from his producers and was allowed to use his creative license to its fullest capacity. He jokingly said that he was allowed to ” Kill off anyone ” he wanted to.
The second challenge for Gunn is to manage, organize and execute with such a long list of characters. The group is always going to clash within its members as they all are a rainbow of personalities.
Till now we knew Harley Quinn is the craziest of all. But now, having met the rest of the teammates, we are not sure anymore. Now we have Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, King Shark and Polka dot man. David Dastmalchian is blown away by the way his character was drawn by Gunn. Initially, Irish Elba was supposed to play Deadshot. But later on, his name was changed to Bloodsport. This keeps it the option of Will Smith returning as Deadshot.
The Peacemaker’s character is going to be our centre of attention. Gunn has loved experimenting on this character and has already an upcoming show on HBO Max on this Killer who kills to maintain peace.
G for Gore
This movie by Gunn is filled with violent deaths and lots of gore and guts. There is a lot of suspense surrounding this trail of bodies(read severed heads/other body parts). Since Gunn was given the full license to kill off anyone, he seems to exploit his freedom. A lot of major characters die in this movie. And we have no idea who. Anyone could be blown off at any point. That’s what makes it such a real and unpredictable journey.
David Dastmalchian, who plays the Polka dot man, has said the following to Collider
“It’s James unbound…It’s not like he’s making an R-rated movie, he’s making just the movie that’s in his mind. And then they’ve taken the cuffs off, in the sense that it can be whatever it’s going to be…lives are actually on the line, and the stakes are life or death.”
Margot Robbie’s challenge
Margot Robbie is one of the most talented actors of her time. She has become one with Harley Quinn in her portrayal of the role. We simply cannot imagine someone else who would be better suited for this role. When she first played the role of Harley Quinn, fans were simply amazed. This exactly what they were looking for.
Though her last venture, Birds of Prey has not received much acclaim either by comic book fans or by critics, Gunn’s movie will offer us the chance to remember and view Robbie’s powerful acting. Robbie’s talent has been experienced before when starred in movies like Bombshell, Wolf of the Wall Street, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and many more. This movie allows her a much–deserved a chance to show what she is truly capable of.
The Joker will be missed
Gunn has admitted that the character of joker will not be there in this movie. It is not surprising because Joker isn’t part of the original DC comic series.
But needless to say, we will miss Harley Quinn’s crazy partner in Crazy crimes.
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Host of New Faces
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will have a host of new faces. Besides the old characters of Amanda Waller played by Viola Davis and Rick Flag played by Joel Kinnaman, Idris Elba is going to play the Role of Bloodsport; Peter Capaldi as The Thinker; Storm Reid as Bloodsport’s daughter, and many more surprises are there along the way.
Release Date of DC’s Suicide Squad 2
The movie will be released on 6th August in the US and the UK on 30th July.
Availability of DC’s Suicide Squad 2
Whereas the UK will see a theatre exclusive release, in the US, the movie is available on HBO max as well.
DC’s supervillains are one again team up for a life or death mission for their audience. This James Gunn is here to make this a super cool journey. The movie has already promised that it will be unforgettable. Knowing James Gunn it doesn’t seem like a stretch.
Let us get ready for another insane ride with the most dysfunctional supervillains of the century and hopefully get to enjoy it as a “horribly beautiful” Venture.