What started as a ‘huh?’ movie is quickly escalating to a possible blockbuster. The next film in Warner Bros/DC Entertainment’s schedule after Batman V Superman (out March 25th
2016), Suicide Squad is focused on a gang of criminals. The inclusion of the Joker played by Jared Leto raised a few eyebrows. Ben Affleck rumored to be on set as Bruce Wayne/Batman was even more interesting but the confirmation of the dark knight’s daring car chase makes it official.
Suicide Squad is based on the comic book created by John Ostrander in 1987. The concept is simple, a group of super criminals forced to work together by a secret government organization on covert operations with a reduced sentence for success and certain death for failure. The comic was a hit back in the day and even appeared on the Justice League cartoon and an animated feature ‘Assault on Arkham.’
The upcoming movie seemed an odd choice at first (and the initial images look like little more than bad cosplay) but it is quickly gaining ground as an important movie.
Fans have spotted sequences in which the Joker and Harley Quinn argue followed by a car chase scene as the Batmobile trails the Joker in a cherry red race car. More recently, Batman was seen riding atop the Joker’s car through the streets of Toronto.
While fans of the caped crusader have wondered when they would next see a new Batman film, it appears that we may be seeing him very soon.
Directed and written by David Ayer (Fast and the Furious, End of Watch, Fury and Street Kings) and starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, as well as several other actors playing super villains such as Killer Croc, Captain Boomerang, Katana and the Enchantress, Suicide Squad opens August 5, 2016.