Everyone knows that bad guys have more fun. That’s why Suicide Squad looks to be exhilarating. Which raises the question – who are the Suicide Squad? Luckily Screenkicker is on hand to give you a head start so you can go toe to toe with any self-proclaimed comic geek. Let’s meet the gang.
Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie)
Powers: is crazy, looks like Margot Robbie
Harley is actually a relatively new addition to the DC comics universe. She was introduced in the animated Batman series of the 90s as the Joker’s (Jared Leto) unhinged girlfriend. Harley was Joker’s psychiatrist until she fell for him. Since then she has become one of the most popular DC villains. Expect to see some sparks fly when the lovebirds meet. Did I say ‘sparks’? I meant ‘explosions’ and ‘carnage’.
Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-agbaj)
Powers: well he’s a crocodile
One of the most aptly named Suicide Squad, Killer Croc is a crocodile who kills people. We could just leave it there but it’s useful to know he’s a long running Batman villain introduced to the comics in 1983 Croc is a former sideshow wrestler with a skin condition that’s given him crocodilian skin. How this led him to start consuming human flesh I don’t know. Let this be a lesson not to stay in the bath too long.
Deadshot (Will Smith)
Powers: deadly assassin, never misses
You might recognise the character of Deadshot from the TV series Arrow, but in this big budget adaptation he’s played by superstar Will Smith. Deadshot never misses a target, a claim that is almost true as he has missed only once in his 60 year DC run, but that was against Batman so it’s understandable. Rumours of Deadshot qualifying for this year’s World Darts Championship are sadly untrue.
Boomerang (Jai Courtney)
Powers: good at throwing boomerangs
Boomerang (known in the comics by the much cooler name Captain Boomerang) first appeared in The Flash in 1960. Since then the Aussie hellraiser has been a regular adversary of The Flash and a fully paid up member of The Suicide Squad. To get an idea of his personality he’s frequently described as the most dangerous and vicious of this gang of super-villains, a reputation he wears with pride.
There you have it, some of the characters you’ll get to meet when Suicide Squad comes to cinemas tomorrow August 5th. There are others but none of them eat people or look like Margot Robbie so we’ll let you discover those when you see the movie. Being bad has never looked so good.